On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1968

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow

Boxing Title Fight

Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
  • While on tour in England, a fire at singer Roy Orbison's Henderson, Tennessee home kills the two eldest of his three sons

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? 53 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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