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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

Sep 20   Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536 in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Sep 30   In the year 1968 first Boeing 747 rolls out  

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

Oct 01   On this day in history "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh  

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

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

Oct 09   In the year 1968 government seizes oil fields in Peru  

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

Oct 10   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71  

Oct 11   Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours in the year 1968.  

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   On this day in history panama revolts  

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

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) in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

Oct 14   J.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec in the year 1968.  

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   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 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   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   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   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died on this day in history.