On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1968

Historical Events


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As a rookie, future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Elvin Hayes scores 54 points in San Diego Rockets' 122-120 win over Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

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Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
1968 Highlights

About November 13, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio