On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances

Music History

"Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 performances

  • Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
  • Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
  • Beatles' "Hey Jude" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes

Music History

Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

  • Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr

Famous Birthdays

  • Bess Singh [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Naomi Watts, British actress (King Kong, 21 Grams), born in Shoreham, Kent
  • Vanessa Vadim, daughter of Jane Fonda/actress (Last Party), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, dies of heart failure at 42

Norman Brookes

Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), dies at 90


1968 Highlights

About September 28, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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