What Happened on November 9, 1968

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting lead a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland

Music History

Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles song "With A Little Help From My Friends" becomes No. 1 single in the UK

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Brady, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
Born in 1968

Famous Weddings

Robert Plant

British "Led Zeppelin" singer Robert Plant (19) weds British student Maureen Wilson (19) in West Bromwich, England; divorce in 1983

Famous Divorces

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald Mohr, American radio and screen actor (The Angry Red Planet; The Sniper; Foreign Intrigue), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • Wally Grout, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (51 Tests, 187 dismissals, 3 x 50s), dies from a heart attack at 41

About November 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 14 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: The Good The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra & Chorus