On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1968

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain

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

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing 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
  • Vincent Ghadimi, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Rocourt, Li├Ęge, Belgium
1968 Highlights

About September 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo