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Historical Events For 1968

Friday, 21 July 2017

Jan 01   ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM) on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Csar's Palace Fountain in the year 1968.  

Jan 01   Netherlands gets color TV in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   On this day in history christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant  

Jan 02   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 02   On this day in history the birth of Cuba Gooding Jr, American actor  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 the worlds first heart transplant is carried out  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million  

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Jan 05   Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1968 dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia  

Jan 05   On this day in history jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks in the year 1968.  

Jan 06   In the year 1968 beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 &stays #1 for 8 weeks  

Jan 06   On this day in history dr N E Shumway performs the first US adult cardiac transplant operation  

Jan 06   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 06   Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV  

Jan 07   CN suspends Turbo train service to Toronto after a month of operations because of technical problems related to cold weather in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   In the year 1968 surveyor 7 lands on the Moon  

Jan 07   In the year 1968 u.S. postage rates increase today; it now costs six cents to send an ounce of first class mail.  

Jan 08   Jacques Cousteau's first undersea special on US network TV in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 09   Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 the U.S. unmanned space probe Surveyor Seven lands on the lunar surface.  

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 10   US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1968 explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)  

Jan 12   Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV in the year 1968.  

Jan 13   On this day in history "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City NY after 293 performances  

Jan 13   On this day in history beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam  

Jan 13   Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 in the year 1968.  

Jan 06   In the year 1968 kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died in the year 1968.  

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