Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball's Game of the Century and end UCLA's 47 game winning streak
On January 20, 1968
- 1382 King Richard II of England marries Anne of Bohemia and daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor at Westminster Abbey. Anne died of plague in 1394.
- 1800 Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples
- 1968 Actress Sharon Tate (24) weds actor and director Roman Polanski (34) in Chelsea, London