What Happened on October 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances
  • 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
  • Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Rich, American actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy), born in NYC, New York
  • Bill Auberlen, American race car driver
  • Charles Anthony, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)

Person of interestHugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, Real Steel), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Leon Lett, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mike Trombley, Springfield MA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)