On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1968

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
1968 Highlights

About October 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra