What Happened on May 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • Harold Gray, US comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 74
  • Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)
  • Phil Arnold, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 58