Historical Events on October 14, 1968

About Oct 14, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 0 months and 6 days

Historical Events

  • 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • 6.8 earthquake wrecks Australian town of Meckering, rupturing all nearby major roads and railways
  • American sprinter Jim Hines runs a world record 9.95s to beat Lennox Miller of Jamaica and Charles Greene of the US, and win the 100m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Beatles "White Album" completed
  • Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
  • In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
  • Viorica Viscopoleanu of Romania sets world record 6.82m to win the women's long jump at the Mexico City Olympics; beats Sheila Sherwood of Great Britain by 0.14m