On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1968

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Grayson McCouch, American actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994), born in Drammen, Norway
  • Stanley Donwood [Dan Rickwood], British writer and album art designer (Radiohead; Thom Yorke). born in Essex, England
  • Tsunku [Mitsuo Terada], Japanese music producer and former singer (SHARAM Q), born in Osaka, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
1968 Highlights

About October 29, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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