What Happened on November 5, 1968

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Election of Interest

Republican candidate Richard Nixon is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Hubert Humphrey and Independent candidate 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
Born in 1968

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

About November 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker