On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1968

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tim Neilsen, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991), born in Forest Gate, London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Van Dekker, American character actor (Dr. Cyclops; Beau Geste; The Wild Bunch), dies of accidental suffocation at 62
1968 Highlights

About May 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 12 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