On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1968

Historical Events

  • Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
  • Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier

Famous Birthdays

  • Erick Anderson, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Long Beach, California
  • Thom Yorke, British musician and singer (Radiohead - "Creep"; "Paranoid Android"), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
1968 Highlights

About October 7, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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