On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1968

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
1968 Highlights

About September 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo