On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1968

Historical Events

  • "March of Poor" under Rev Abernathy reaches Washington, D.C.
  • WSKG TV channel 46 (PBS) in Binghamton, NY, begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherine Tate, English actress and comedian (The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who), born in London, England
  • Mark Clark, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Bath, Illinois
  • Scott Schwartz, American actor, born in Sacramento, California

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

1968 Highlights

About May 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus