What Happened on September 11, 1968

Historical Events

  • Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kay Hanley, American singer-songwriter (Letters to Cleo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani ice hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, St. Louis Blues), born in Oskemen, Kazakhstan
  • Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director, born in Torrance, California
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • RenĂ© Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1927, PGA 1930, British Open 1931), dies at 71
1968 Highlights

About September 11, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles