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
  • 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)