On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1968

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
Journalist Harry Reasoner
Harry Reasoner
  • "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 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? 52 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra