On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh

  • The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jon Guenther, American author
  • Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire