On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • 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)
  • Jerry Evans, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos)
  • 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, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), dies at 90