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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Sep 20   In the year 1968 frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57  

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

Sep 24   "60 Minutes" premiers on this day in history.  

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

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

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Sep 30   Supremes release "Love Child" on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 03   Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Government seizes oil fields in Peru in the year 1968.  

Oct 09   In the year 1968 pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed  

Oct 10   George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86 in the year 1968.  

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

Oct 11   On this day in history apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours  

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   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 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   Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated on this day in history.  

Oct 14   In the year 1968 first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)  

Oct 14   On this day in history gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

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

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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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