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Historical Events For 1968

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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

Sep 20   In the year 1968 mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536  

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   On this day in history hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS  

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 in the year 1968.  

Sep 28   On this day in history corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64  

Sep 30   First Boeing 747 rolls out on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history government seizes oil fields in Peru  

Oct 09   Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed on this day in history.  

Oct 10   George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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

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   On this day in history norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 14   On this day in history first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)  

Oct 14   Gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas in the year 1968.  

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   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   In the year 1968 circus Circus opens in Las Vegas  

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

Oct 18   Lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70 in the year 1968.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   In the year 1968 death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

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

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