Historical Events Happened In 1968
Friday, 30 January 2015
Sep 20 In the year 1968 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 In the year 1968 swaziland joins the United Nations.
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 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks in the year 1968.
Sep 28 On this day in history corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
Sep 30 On this day in history first Boeing 747 rolls out
Sep 30 Supremes release "Love Child" on this day in history.
Oct 01 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh on this day in history.
Oct 01 In the year 1968 marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies
Oct 03 Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru in the year 1968.
Oct 09 Government seizes oil fields in Peru in the year 1968.
Oct 09 In the year 1968 pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
Oct 10 In the year 1968 george Harrison forms Singsong Ltd
Oct 10 Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86 on this day in history.
Oct 10 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Oct 11 In the year 1968 apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
Oct 11 On this day in history 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).
Oct 11 Panama revolts in the year 1968.
Oct 12 In the year 1968 19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City
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 On this day in history tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
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 In the year 1968 bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
Oct 18 Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas in the year 1968.
Oct 18 John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession in the year 1968.
Oct 18 On this day in history lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70