Sir Robert Menzies speaks at the laying of the National Library of Australia’s foundation stone in Canberra on the 31st of March, 1966. The library was opened by Prime Minister John Gorton on the 15th of August, 1968.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet.
The movie premiered in London on the 4th of March, 1968.
Ukrainian sprint canoeist Aleksandr Shaparenko was born in Stepanivka on the 16th of February, 1946.
Competing for the Soviet Union, he won Olympic gold in 1968 and 1972, as well as a silver in the 1968 Games.
Shaparenko also won thirteen World Championship medals, including the gold seven times.