Historical Events on August 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
  • Fifteen Guinea Special - last main-line steam passenger train service in Britain. Selection of British Rail steam locomotives make a return 120-mile journey Liverpool to Carlisle, before having their fires dropped for the last time.
  • Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves