On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
  • Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
  • Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Plotnick, American film and TV actor (Gods and Monsters), born in Worthington, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
  • Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61