On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1968

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" premieres on CBS TV

  • Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry
  • NY Zendo (Shoboji) was opened by S Nakagawa & D S Harada
  • Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
  • WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Nucci, American actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Rich Robertson, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Nacogdoches, Texas
1968 Highlights

About September 15, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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