On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1968

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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, American actress, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
1968 Highlights

About December 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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