On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1968

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
  • Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England

Famous Birthdays

  • David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • Jo Kittsee, German rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
  • Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
  • Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)

Famous Deaths

  • Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), dies at 47
1968 Highlights

About November 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio