What happened this day in history January 21, 1968

What are the important events that happened on January 21, 1968? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 21, 1968: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 21, 1968 is the 21st day of the year 1968 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 345 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 8, 1968 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosihenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $17,851.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Sheep is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 21, 1968 Historical Events

  • 1968
    A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.

Who were born on January 21, 1968?

  • 1968
    Charlotte Ross, American actress
  • 1968
    Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician

Who died on January 21, 1968?

  • 1968
    Will Lang Jr., American magazine executive (b. 1914)

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