On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1968

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"Wichita Lineman" 12th album by Glen Campbell is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1969)

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • Battles between Jordanian army & Al Fatah-arm forces

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks on Northern Ireland; Wilson states no change of constitutional position of Northern Ireland possible without consent of the its people

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
  • Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)

Famous Deaths

  • Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78
1968 Highlights

About November 4, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio