What Happened on November 3, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
  • David Pearson is declared NASCAR Grand National champion as Cale Yarborough wins season ending Peach State 200 at Jefferson, Georgia; Pearson finishes 126 points ahead of Bobby Isaac to secure his 2nd title
  • English Lotus driver Graham Hill wins his 2nd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by taking out the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 12 points from Scotsman Jackie Stewart
  • Ex-premier of Greece Georgios Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
  • New York Jets kicker Jim Turner lands 6 field goals and an extra point to beat Buffalo Bills, 25-21 at Shea Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Pettigrew, Macon Ga, 400m (Olympics 1996)
  • Debbie Rochon, Canadian actress (Tromeo & Juliet), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Lee Germon, cricketer (NZ keeper & captain 1995- )
  • Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario