November 1968 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
  • Nov 4 Battles between Jordanian army & Al Fatah-arm forces

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

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 Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Portuguese socialist Mário Soares freed

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Nov 11 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
  • Nov 11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
  • Nov 12 US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools
  • 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 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 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 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 28 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 Jerry Yang, Chinese American entrepreneur (Yahoo!, Inc.)
  • Nov 7 Mark Preston, Australian engineer
  • Nov 10 Steve Brookstein, English X Factor winner
  • Nov 15 Brenda Alyce Bassett, Kokomo Indiana, Miss Indiana-America (1991)
  • Nov 15 James Brady, columnist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 16 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • Nov 21 Christopher Noxon, American journalist
  • Nov 22 Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer
  • Nov 23 Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer
  • Nov 23 Kirsty Young, Scottish television journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Todd Beamer, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Nov 29 Jiri Veber, Kladno CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 9 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80
  • Nov 4 Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 6 Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
  • Nov 7 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
  • Nov 7 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 16 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)
  • Nov 18 Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatra), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 25 Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • Nov 25 Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)
  • Nov 26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • Nov 28 Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70