On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 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

Famous Deaths

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