What Happened on May 9, 1968

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • Marie-José Pérec, French athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m 1996), born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Scott Pruitt, American politician (EPA head 2017-18), born in Danville, Kentucky
  • Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • Harold Gray, American comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 74
  • Marion Lorne [MacDougall] American stage and Emmy Award-winning screen actress (Bewitched - "Aunt Clara"; Mister Peepers - "Mrs. Gurney"; The Graduate), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite, dies at 75
  • Phil Arnold, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 58
1968 Highlights

About May 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 1 day
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