On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1968

Historical Events

  • European Space Research Org launches 1st satellite
  • Frank Howard belts record 8th HR in 5th straight game
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Abbruzzese, American drummer (Pearl Jam), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Tim Grunhard, NFL center (KC Chiefs)
1968 Highlights

About May 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 18 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