What Happened on September 24, 1968

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV

  • "That's Life" premieres - A Broadway musical type TV show

Sports History

NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, dies at 67
  • Robert Arthur Ley, English sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
1968 Highlights

About September 24, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin