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

  • Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jon Guenther, American author
  • Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • Matt Elliott, NFL center/guard (Carolina Panthers)