On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1968

Historical Events

  • Students of San Francisco State Counsel go on strike
  • The film "Head" starring the Monkees opens in New York.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
  • Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
  • Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur (co-founder of Yahoo!, Inc.), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kelly Rutherford, American actress (Generations, Gossip Girl), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Charles B. McVay III, American naval officer, Commander of the USS Indianapolis when it sank, commits suicide at 70
  • Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Guillaume LandrĂ©, Dutch composer, dies at 63
1968 Highlights

About November 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio