On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1968

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
Baseball Pitcher Denny McLain
Baseball Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • Nigerian federal army begins the "final offensive" against the secessionist state of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War

Famous Deaths

  • Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
  • Red Foley, American country singer ("Mr Smith Goes to Washington"), dies at 58
1968 Highlights

About September 19, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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