On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1968

Historical Events


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Detroit pitcher Denny McLain is named unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner after finishing MLB season, 31-6 for World Series winning Tigers

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)

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Noël Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • University of Suriname opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Kent Graham, American NFL quarterback (New York Giants), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • Park Shin-yang, South Korean actor (The Letter, A Promise), born in Gonghang-dong, Seoul

Famous Deaths

  • Georgios Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (1944–45, 1963, 1964–65 dies at 80
1968 Highlights

About November 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio