What Happened on September 18, 1968

Historical Events

Funny Girl

"Funny Girl" biopic film based on life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif

  • Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1996, 97, 98 Chicago Bulls; NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1996; 5 × Euroscar Player of the Year), born in Split, Croatia
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 65

About September 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
  • UK #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles