Historical Events in November 1968

  • 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 Jordanian 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 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 lead 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 US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools

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