What Happened on November 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace

Famous Birthdays

  • Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress
  • Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns)
  • Cary Blanchard, NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Chris Gray, Australian golfer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 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