On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • American swimmer Kaye Hall sets a world record 1:06.2 to beat Canadian Elaine Tanner by 0.5s and win the 100m backstroke gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
  • Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1968 Highlights

About October 23, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio