On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

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? 52 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra