Today in History for 1st February 1968

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

- Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
- 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, Memphis Tenn, daughter of Elvis
- 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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