On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1968

Historical Events

  • KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride), born in England, United Kingdom
  • Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Irina Privalova, Russian runner, born in Malakhovka, Soviet Union
  • Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California

Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic


1968 Highlights

About November 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: The Good The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra & Chorus