What Happened on May 24, 1968

Historical Events

  • American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City

Historic Event

French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse

  • Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days

Music History

Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession in England


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Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Dipoto, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Rogers, American composer (The Warrior; Three Japanese Dances; To The Fallen), and pedagogue (Eastman School, 1929-67),, dies at 75
1968 Highlights

About May 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 9 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