On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • Dutch aircraft carrier Karel Doorman (formerly British HMS Venerable) sold to Argentina

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer, born in Oran, Algeria
  • Frankie Smith, American NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Groesbeck, Texas
  • Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player and Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, born in Imotski, Croatia
1968 Highlights

About October 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra