What Happened on September 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
  • Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Cortese, actor/TV host (Jess Hanson-Melrose Place)
  • Ginger Helgeson Nielson, St Cloud Minn, tennis star
  • Pete Chilcutt, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)