Historical Events on August 11th, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
  • Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last time - this working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.