August 31, 1968 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
  • Roy Face ties W Johnson's record of 802 pitching appearances with club
  • Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr X) in Minn, to become NWA champ

Deaths in History

  • George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies