Today in History for 1st February 1968

Day of Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

- Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan summarily executes Viet Cong prisoner Nguyễn Văn LémGeneral Nguyễn Ngọc Loan summarily executes Viet Cong prisoner Nguyễn Văn Lém

- Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.
- Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
- World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7

- George Quigley Jr, Cin Ohio, skeet (Olympics-1996)
- Javier Sanchez, Spain, tennis star
- Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)
- Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee
- Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
- Pauly Shore, Hollywood, comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man)
- Sean Millington, CFL fullback (BC Lions)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

- Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57

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