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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Sep 20   In the year 1968 frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57  

Sep 20   On this day in history mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536  

Sep 24   On this day in history "60 Minutes" premiers  

Sep 24   Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 26   On this day in history hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS  

Sep 28   Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks on this day in history.  

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

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

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Sep 30   Supremes release "Love Child" in the year 1968.  

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

Oct 01   On this day in history marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies  

Oct 03   Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru on this day in history.  

Oct 09   On this day in history government seizes oil fields in Peru  

Oct 09   Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed on this day in history.  

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

Oct 10   On this day in history lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86  

Oct 10   Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71 in the year 1968.  

Oct 11   On this day in history apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours  

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) on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Panama revolts in the year 1968.  

Oct 12   19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City in the year 1968.  

Oct 12   On this day in history norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame  

Oct 13   On this day in history bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62  

Oct 13   Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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   J.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec in the year 1968.  

Oct 15   Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1968 lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

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

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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 10   In the year 1968 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)  

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