On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos
  • John Kander and Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 305 performances
  • KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Robin Li [Li Yanhong], Chinese founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu, born in Yangquan, Shanxi
  • Sean Miller, American basketball coach

Famous Deaths

  • Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), dies at 57
  • Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, dies at 86