On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • 6.8 earthquake wrecks Australian town of Meckering, rupturing all nearby major roads and railways
  • American sprinter Jim Hines runs a world record 9.95s to beat Lennox Miller of Jamaica and Charles Greene of the US, and win the 100m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Beatles "White Album" completed
  • Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
  • In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec

TrainOpening of Euston Station

Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London, England
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An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
  • Viorica Viscopoleanu of Romania sets world record 6.82m to win the women's long jump at the Mexico City Olympics; beats Sheila Sherwood of Great Britain by 0.14m

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Johnny Goudie, American musician
  • Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)