Historical Events For 1968
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Sep 20 On this day in history frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57
Sep 20 On this day in history mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
Sep 24 On this day in history "60 Minutes" premiers
Sep 24 On this day in history 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 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 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 On this day in history first Boeing 747 rolls out
Sep 30 Supremes release "Love Child" on this day in history.
Oct 01 In the year 1968 "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 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 Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86 on this day in history.
Oct 10 In the year 1968 wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71
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) in the year 1968.
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 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame on this day in history.
Oct 13 On this day in history bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
Oct 13 On this day in history tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
Oct 14 First live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7) in the year 1968.
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 On this day in history bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
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 In the year 1968 lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70