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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

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   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   In the year 1968 death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)