On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1968

Historical Events

  • American swimmers sweep the medals in the women's 200m freestyle at the Mexico City Olympics; Debbie Meyer takes gold in Olympic record 2:10.5 ahead of teammates Jan Henne and Jane Barkman
  • Apollo 7 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York

Person of interestShaggy

Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American reggae musician and rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
  • Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)
  • Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
1968 Highlights

About October 22, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra