On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1968

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
  • Ramon Novarro [Jose Samaniegos], Mexican-American actor (Ben-Hur, Mata Hari), is murdered at 69
1968 Highlights

About October 30, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio