On This Day

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
  • Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
  • IXX Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico; first Olympics in Latin America
  • 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, born in Redondo Beach, California
  • Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Person of interestHugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, The Greatest Showman), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Mike Trombley, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Springfield, Massachusetts