What Happened on September 1, 1968

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (9/11 attacks ringleader), born in Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt (d. 2001)
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Granville English, composer, dies at 69

About September 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: I've Gotta Get A Message To You - Bee Gees