On This Day

What Happened on November 14, 1968

Historical Events

  • "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • First European lung transplant
  • U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
  • Yale University announces it is going co-educational

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Brian Yale, American bass guitarist (Matchbox Twenty - "If You're Gone"), born in Carmel, California
  • Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Lionel Simmons, American basketball forward (NCAA Player of the Year 1990, La Salle Uni; Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Serge Postigo, Canadian actor
1968 Highlights

About November 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 16 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