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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Monday, 22 September 2014

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

Jan 01   On this day in history evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Csar's Palace Fountain  

Jan 01   Netherlands gets color TV on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1968 the birth of Cuba Gooding Jr, American actor  

Jan 02   The worlds first heart transplant is carried out on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1968 leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million  

Jan 05   On this day in history dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law  

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

Jan 06   Dr N E Shumway performs the first US adult cardiac transplant operation on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jan 07   CN suspends Turbo train service to Toronto after a month of operations because of technical problems related to cold weather on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon  

Jan 09   On this day in history the U.S. unmanned space probe Surveyor Seven lands on the lunar surface.  

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

Jan 10   US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho in the year 1968.  

Jan 11   Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km) on this day in history.  

Jan 12   In the year 1968 beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd  

Jan 12   On this day in history nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV  

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

Jan 13   Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1968 bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later  

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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   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)