On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1968

Historical Events

  • US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun

Famous Birthdays

  • Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • Roman Phifer, linebacker (Los Angeles/St Louis Rams), born in Plattsburgh, New York
  • Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
1968 Highlights

About March 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces