On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson (19)

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies