On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1968

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 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
1968 Highlights

About October 12, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra