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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 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 (b. 1911)
  • Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86