What Happened on September 21, 1968

Historical Events

  • Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • Soviet spacecraft Zond 5 lands in the Indian ocean after a six-day flight - first successful circumlunar mission with two onboard tortoises surviving the trip

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)

Ricki LakeRicki Lake (54 years old)

American actress (Hairspray) and talk show host (Ricki), born in NYC, New York

  • Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York
1968 Highlights

About September 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 7 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: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin