On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1968

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Satchel Paige (62) and needing 158 days on a MLB payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Atlanta Braves; doesn't pitch and becomes coach

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
  • Anna Gunn, American actress
  • Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • Veda Hille, Canadian singer

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, dies at 85
1968 Highlights

About August 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo