On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1968

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 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 Kuko─Ź, Croatian-American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia

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
1968 Highlights

About September 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo