What Happened on November 6, 1968

Historical Events

  • Psychedelic feature film "Head" starring the Monkees premieres in New York City
  • Students of San Francisco State Counsel go on strike

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
  • Javier Astúa, Costa Rican soccer forward (13 caps; Puntarenas FC), and manager (Puntarenas FC), born in Quepos, Costa Rica (d. 2022)
  • 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 Münch, French violinist, and conductor (Boston Symphony, 1949-62; Orchestre de Paris, 1967-68), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, dies at 63
1968 Highlights

About November 6, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 21 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