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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Sunday, 29 March 2015

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   On this day in history "60 Minutes" premiers  

Sep 24   Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1968.  

Sep 24   In the year 1968 swaziland joins the United Nations.  

Sep 26   Hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS in the year 1968.  

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

Sep 28   On this day in history 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   In the year 1968 first Boeing 747 rolls out  

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   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 in the year 1968.  

Oct 11   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame  

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   On this day in history first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)  

Oct 14   On this day in history gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas  

Oct 14   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

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   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

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

Jan 05   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died in the year 1968.  

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died in the year 1968.