What happened this day in history January 22, 1968

What are the important events that happened on January 22, 1968? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 22, 1968: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 22, 1968 is the 22nd day of the year 1968 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 344 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 9, 1968 – a Monday. 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 ‘icosidigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,747.60. (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 22, 1968 Historical Events

  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 1968
    Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.

Who were born on January 22, 1968?

  • 1968
    Frank Lebœuf, French footballer
  • 1968
    Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • 1968
    Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer

Who died on January 22, 1968?

  • 1968
    Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer (b. 1890)

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