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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sep 20   Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Sep 20   Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536 on this day in history.  

Sep 24   In the year 1968 "60 Minutes" premiers  

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

Sep 28   Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64 in the year 1968.  

Sep 30   In the year 1968 first Boeing 747 rolls out  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Government seizes oil fields in Peru on this day in history.  

Oct 09   On this day in history pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed  

Oct 10   George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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   Panama revolts on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 13   In the year 1968 bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62  

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) in the year 1968.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 15   Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 in the year 1968.  

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

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 Birthdays In 1968

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   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

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   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1968 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 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 in the year 1968.  

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