On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1968

Historical Events

  • 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Republican candidate Richard Nixon is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Hubert Humphrey and Independent candidate George Wallace

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace

Famous Birthdays

  • Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress (A Walk in the Clouds), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • Bob Dahl, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California

Famous Deaths

  • Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
1968 Highlights

About November 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio