On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1968

Historical Events

  • 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
  • Israeli television begins transmitting
  • Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony premiers in New York City with William Steinberg conducting the New York Philharmonic

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Holcomb, American politician, Governor of Indiana (2017-), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor, born in Otawara, Tochigi, Japan
  • Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress, born in Merlimau, Malacca, Malaysia

Famous Deaths

  • Donald L Hall, American airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69
1968 Highlights

About May 2, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • UK #1 Song: What A Wonderful World/Cabaret - Louis Armstrong