What Happened on October 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.
  • Beatles "White Album" completed
  • Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
  • In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec

CommunicationOpening of Euston Station

Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Johnny Goudie, American musician
  • Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)