On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1968

Historical Events

  • Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
  • Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores

Music concertMusic Concert

Paul McCartney and girlfriend Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
  • WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, born in Quezon City, Philippines (d. 1985)
  • Matthias Ungemach, German rower

Famous Deaths

  • Doris Lloyd, English American actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
1968 Highlights

About May 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini