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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Friday, 12 February 2016

Sep 20   Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1968.  

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

Sep 24   "60 Minutes" premiers in the year 1968.  

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   Hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS on this day in history.  

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

Sep 28   In the year 1968 beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks  

Sep 28   In the year 1968 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" in the year 1968.  

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

Oct 01   Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies in the year 1968.  

Oct 03   In the year 1968 military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru  

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   On this day in history george Harrison forms Singsong Ltd  

Oct 10   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

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   19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 14   In Western Australia a 6.8 earthquake earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby on this day in history.  

Oct 14   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history circus Circus opens in Las Vegas  

Oct 18   John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession on this day in history.  

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

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Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born in the year 1968.  

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

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 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 in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1968 kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   On this day in history basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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