On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1968

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill

Famous Birthdays

  • Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Timothy Olyphant, American stage and screen actor (Deadwood; Justified; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer, born in Suva, Fiji

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"The Who" guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend (23) weds Karen Astley in England

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies
  • Kees van Dongen, Dutch/French painter, dies at 91
1968 Highlights

About May 20, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus