What Happened on October 11, 1968

Historical Events

  • Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
  • Coup d'├ętat in Panama against President Arnulfo Arias

Sports History

MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jane Krakowski, American actress (30 Rock), born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
1968 Highlights

About October 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin