August 21, 1968 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • After 5 years Soviet Union once again jams Voice of America radio
  • Democratic Convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate Hubert Humphrey
  • Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor
  • Warsaw Pact forces complete their invasion of Czechoslovakia by arresting the Czech leader Alexander Dubček and forcing him to sign the Moscow Protocols
  • William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)

Deaths in History

  • Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45