What Happened on November 17, 1968

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

Music Premiere

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
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Robin Li [Li Yanhong], Chinese founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu, born in Yangquan, Shanxi
  • Sean Miller, American basketball coach
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

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

About November 17, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 6 months and 13 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