What Happened on October 25, 1968

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Claudia Kolb wraps up the women's individual medley double in Mexico City, winning the 400m I/M in Olympic record 5:08.5; she also won the 200m I/M in OR 2:24.7
  • Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
  • Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the uneven bars and vault gold medals at the Mexico City Olympics; her 6th & 7th career gold medals and her 4th at these Games
  • East German swimmer Roland Matthes wins the 200m backstroke gold medal in Olympic record 2:09.6 at the Mexico City Games; wraps up backstroke double
  • Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
  • US men's basketball team beats Yugoslavia 65-50 to win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; 7th straight basketball title for the Americans

Music History

Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby; she later suffers a miscarriage

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • Lisa Trusel, American actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives), born in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies at 91
  • Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), dies at 83
1968 Highlights

About October 25, 1968

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin