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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Friday, 28 November 2014

Jan 01   ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM) in the year 1968.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Dr N E Shumway performs the first US adult cardiac transplant operation in the year 1968.  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

Jan 06   Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 07   U.S. postage rates increase today; it now costs six cents to send an ounce of first class mail on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1968 jacques Cousteau's first undersea special on US network TV  

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

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

Jan 10   On this day in history uS Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho  

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

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   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 04   In the year 1968 joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

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

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   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 in the year 1968.  

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