What Happened on May 21, 1968

Historical Events

  • Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs sets outfielder record of 695 straight MLB games
  • Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
  • 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? 54 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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