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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sep 20   On this day in history frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57  

Sep 20   In the year 1968 mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536  

Sep 24   "60 Minutes" premiers on this day in history.  

Sep 24   In the year 1968 harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67  

Sep 24   Swaziland joins the United Nations on this day in history.  

Sep 26   In the year 1968 hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS  

Sep 28   In the year 1968 alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr  

Sep 28   In the year 1968 beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks  

Sep 28   Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Sep 30   First Boeing 747 rolls out on this day in history.  

Sep 30   On this day in history supremes release "Love Child"  

Oct 01   "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh in the year 1968.  

Oct 01   In the year 1968 marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies  

Oct 03   On this day in history military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru  

Oct 09   In the year 1968 government seizes oil fields in Peru  

Oct 09   Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed in the year 1968.  

Oct 10   George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd in the year 1968.  

Oct 10   Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86 in the year 1968.  

Oct 10   Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Launch of Apollo 7, the first U.S. 3-man space mission, commanded by CDR Walter Schirra, JR. USN. MAJ Ronnie Cunningham, USMCR served as Lunar Module pilot. The mission lasted 10 days and 20 hours. Recovery was by HS-5 helicopters from USS Essex (CVS-9) in the year 1968.  

Oct 11   On this day in history panama revolts  

Oct 12   19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City on this day in history.  

Oct 12   Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame in the year 1968.  

Oct 13   Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62 in the year 1968.  

Oct 13   Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated in the year 1968.  

Oct 14   First live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7) on this day in history.  

Oct 14   Gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas on this day in history.  

Oct 14   On this day in history in Western Australia a 6.8 earthquake earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby  

Oct 14   On this day in history j.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec  

Oct 15   On this day in history bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62  

Oct 18   On this day in history circus Circus opens in Las Vegas  

Oct 18   John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession on this day in history.  

Oct 18   On this day in history lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70  

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

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   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   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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