On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de MacorĂ­s, Dominican Republic
  • Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Parker Posey, American actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Zara Whites, Dutch actress, born in Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands

Famous Divorces

  • Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from Beatle member John

Famous Deaths

  • James "Kokomo" Arnold, American blues slide guitarist, and singer, dies at 67 [or 72]
  • Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies from a liver ailment at 54
1968 Highlights

About November 8, 1968

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio