What Happened on September 6, 1968

Historical Events

  • Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer (Quite Ugly One Morning), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Gene Patrick, American actor (Gemini: Twin Stars), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pat Meares, American baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Salina, Kansas
  • Paul Rea, American TV and web journalist, born in Clarkesville, Georgia
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69

About September 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles