On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1968

Historical Events

  • Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
  • In the Stormont (Northern Ireland Parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Nethsingha, British organist, choral conductor, and music director (St John's College, Cambridge, 2007-), born in Exeter, England
  • Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress (Naked Killer), born in Hong Kong
  • Patrick Waite, British reggae-rock bassist (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1993)
  • Ralph Tresvant, American singer (New Edition), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1968 Highlights

About May 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
  • UK #1 Song: Young Girl - Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett