On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1968

Historical Events

  • KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Emmanuelle Charpentier, French scientist, Director of Max Planck Institute (2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France
  • Mark Dailey, American 1.5k runner, born in Youngstown, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
1968 Highlights

About December 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius