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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sep 20   On this day in history frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57  

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

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

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

Sep 24   Swaziland joins the United Nations in the year 1968.  

Sep 26   Hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks in the year 1968.  

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

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

Oct 10   On this day in history 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   Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Panama revolts in the year 1968.  

Oct 12   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 j.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec  

Oct 15   Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 in the year 1968.  

Oct 18   In the year 1968 circus Circus opens in Las Vegas  

Oct 18   In the year 1968 john Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession  

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

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born in the year 1968.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

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

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   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.