What Happened in November 1968

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Nov 1 Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 1 Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
  • Nov 1 US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
  • Nov 1 University of Suriname opens
  • Nov 2 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Nov 2 A banned march in Derry, North Ireland, by members of the Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) is joined by thousands; due to the number of people taking part, the Royal Ulster Constabulary is unable to prevent it
  • Nov 3 Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
  • Nov 3 Ex-premier Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
  • Nov 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
  • Nov 3 NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
  • Nov 3 19th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • Nov 4 Battles between Jordan army & Al Fatah-arm forces
  • Nov 4 WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 4 WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 4 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks on Northern Ireland; Wilson states no change of constitutional position of Northern Ireland possible without consent of the its people
  • Nov 5 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Richard Nixon (R) beats Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D) and George Wallace (I) in U.S. Presidential election

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Nov 6 Nixon elected 37th President of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • Nov 6 Students of SF State Counsel go on strike
  • Nov 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 8 Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing, North Ireland
  • Nov 9 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 9 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting led a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland
  • Nov 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 10 Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight
  • Nov 10 Portuguese socialist Mario Soares freed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 11 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
  • Nov 11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • Nov 12 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 12 Epperson v. Arkansas in US Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 13 William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not
  • Nov 14 "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • Nov 14 First European lung transplant
  • Nov 14 Yale University announces it is going co-educational
  • Nov 14 U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
  • Nov 15 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • Nov 16 The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people
  • Nov 17 John Kander/Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
  • Nov 17 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • Nov 17 "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • Nov 17 Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • Nov 18 Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon
  • Nov 19 Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees
  • Nov 19 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 20 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell & Tammy Wynette wins

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Nov 21 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • Nov 21 Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • Nov 22 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
  • Nov 22 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • Nov 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement
  • Nov 23 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 23 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
  • Nov 24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Nov 25 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Nov 26 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 28 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 30 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
  • Nov 30 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
  • Nov 30 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 119

  • Nov 1 Bernard Dafney, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 1 Kent Graham, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 1 Park Shin-yang, South Korean actor
  • Nov 2 Brandi Brandt, Santa Clara California, playmate (October, 1987)
  • Nov 2 Helle Michaelsen, Alborg Denmark, playmate (Aug, 1988)
  • Nov 2 Melissa Evridge, Lexington Ky, playmate (Aug, 1990)
  • Nov 2 Ultra Naté, American musician
  • Nov 3 Antonio Pettigrew, Macon Ga, 400m (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 3 Debbie Rochon, actress (Tromeo & Juliet), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 3 Lee Germon, cricketer (NZ keeper & captain 1995- )
  • Nov 3 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • Nov 4 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Nov 4 Domingo Cedeno, La Ramona Dom Rep, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Nov 4 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Nov 5 Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 5 Cary Blanchard, NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 5 Chris Gray, Perth WA, Australian golfer
  • Nov 5 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 5 Sam Rockwell, American film actor
  • Nov 5 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress
  • Nov 6 Alfred Williams, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Nov 6 Chad Curtis, Marion IN, outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers)
  • Nov 6 Edward Linskens, soccer player (PSV)
  • Nov 6 Kelly Rutherford, Elizabethtown Kentucky, actress (Generations)
  • Nov 6 Vlast Plavucha, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Nov 6 Jerry Yang, Chinese American entrepreneur (Yahoo!, Inc.)
  • Nov 7 Russ Springer, Alexandria VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 7 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne)
  • Nov 7 Mark Preston, Australian engineer
  • Nov 8 Jose Offerman, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (KC Royals)
  • Nov 8 Keith Jones, Brantford, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Nov 8 Michelle Kline, Circle Pines Minn, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Nov 8 Parker Posey, Balt Md, actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns)
  • Nov 8 Zara Whites, Dutch actress
  • Nov 8 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer
  • Nov 9 David Jones, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 9 Jeff Brady, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Nov 9 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist
  • Nov 10 Calvin Tiggle, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Nov 10 Jeffrey Kooistra, soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC)
  • Nov 10 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Nov 10 Lonnie Marts, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 10 Steve Brookstein, English X Factor winner
  • Nov 11 Jo Kittsee, Germany, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • Nov 11 John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 11 Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
  • Nov 11 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
  • Nov 11 David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • Nov 12 Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)
  • Nov 12 Randy Knorr, San Gabriel CA, catcher (Houston Astros)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 12 Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Nov 12 Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer
  • Nov 12 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride)
  • Nov 13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, Neenah Wisc, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona)
  • Nov 14 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Nov 14 Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • Nov 14 Kent Bottenfield, Portland Oregon, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Nov 14 Lionel Simmons, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Nov 14 Serge Postigo, Canadian actor
  • Nov 15 Brenda Alyce Bassett, Kokomo Indiana, Miss Indiana-America (1991)
  • Nov 15 James Brady, columnist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 15 Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
  • Nov 15 Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • Nov 16 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 16 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • Nov 16 Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)
  • Nov 16 Suzi Simpson, Athens Greece, playmate (Jan, 1992)
  • Nov 16 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • Nov 17 Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Nov 17 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • Nov 18 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Nov 18 Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Nov 18 Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-92)
  • Nov 18 Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • Nov 18 Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor and music producer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Owen Wilson, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Nov 19 Gord Fraser, road race cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 19 Matt Darby, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 19 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics-1996)
  • Nov 20 Jeff Tarango, California, tennis star (defaulted 1995 Wimbledon)
  • Nov 20 Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 20 Ming Na-Wen, actress (ER, One Night Stand, Lien-As the World Turns)
  • Nov 20 Richard Clarke, Yachter Finn (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 21 Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler (NZ 1993)
  • Nov 21 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 21 Alex James, English bassist
  • Nov 21 Christopher Noxon, American journalist
  • Nov 22 Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
  • Nov 22 Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Nov 22 Irina Privalova, Russia, 100m/200m/400m runner
  • Nov 22 Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Nov 22 Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer
  • Nov 23 John O'Neill, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 23 Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer
  • Nov 23 Kirsty Young, Scottish television journalist
  • Nov 24 Dave Hansen, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 9 Former "Led Zepellin" lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

Famous Divorces

  • Nov 8 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from Beatle member John

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 9 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80
  • Nov 2 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 4 Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 5 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • Nov 6 Guillaume Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Nov 6 Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
  • Nov 7 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
  • Nov 7 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 8 Wendell Corey, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies at 54
  • Nov 9 Jan Johansson, composer, dies at 37
  • Nov 9 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • Nov 10 Gerald Mohr, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), dies at 54
  • Nov 11 Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
  • Nov 16 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)
  • Nov 18 Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatra), dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 20 Helen Gardner, silent film actress (Sandra), dies
  • Nov 25 Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 25 Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • Nov 25 Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)
  • Nov 26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Hans Redlich, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 28 Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70