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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Jan 01   In the year 1968 aBC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)  

Jan 01   Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Csar's Palace Fountain on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1968 netherlands gets color TV  

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   The birth of Cuba Gooding Jr, American actor in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   The worlds first heart transplant is carried out in the year 1968.  

Jan 04   Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 04   Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million in the year 1968.  

Jan 05   Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law in the year 1968.  

Jan 05   Dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 &stays #1 for 8 weeks  

Jan 06   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history cN suspends Turbo train service to Toronto after a month of operations because of technical problems related to cold weather  

Jan 07   Surveyor 7 lands on the Moon on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history jacques Cousteau's first undersea special on US network TV  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 in the year 1968.  

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   On this day in history beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd  

Jan 12   Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1968 beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam  

Jan 13   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born in the year 1968.  

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

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

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)