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

Ken Follett

Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Famous Deaths

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

About September 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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