On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1968

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Wilk, American drummer (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
1968 Highlights

About September 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo