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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Sunday, 29 March 2015

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 in the year 1968.  

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

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

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

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 dr N E Shumway performs the first US adult cardiac transplant operation  

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   In the year 1968 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV  

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 in the year 1968.  

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 13   "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City NY after 293 performances in the year 1968.  

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

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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Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 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   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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

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

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)