On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1968

Historical Events

  • Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Hunter, Irish soccer defender (14 caps Northern Ireland; Wrexham, Reading) and manager (Rushden & Diamonds), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Mel Stewart, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)

Person of interestOwen Wilson

Owen Wilson, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Romany Malco, American actor and music producer (Weeds, No Ordinary Family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatra), dies at 74
1968 Highlights

About November 18, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio