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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history the worlds first heart transplant is carried out  

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

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

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

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 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   On this day in history 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)