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 the rock band "Big Brother & Holding Co"

  • Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bess Singh [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
  • 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
Born in 1968

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 BrookesNorman Brookes (1877-1968)

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

About September 28, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 3 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