What Happened on September 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
  • Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Cortese, American actor and TV host (Jess Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania
  • Ginger Helgeson-Nielson, American tennis star, born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Pete Chilcutt, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sumter, South Carolina