What Happened on September 26, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)
  • 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
  • Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
  • St Louis Cards' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout ends with 1.12 ERA
  • Theatre censorship ends in Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2012)
  • Jim Caviezel, American actor, born in Mount Vernon, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, dies at 53
1968 Highlights

About September 26, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
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