On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1968

Historical Events

  • Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
  • Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting

Famous Birthdays

  • Michelle Buckingham, Canadian 61 kg judoka (Olymp-20-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Granville English, composer, dies at 69
1968 Highlights

About September 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo