Historical Events In 1968
Monday, 18 June 2018
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 In the year 1968 "60 Minutes" premiers
Sep 24 Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
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 in the year 1968.
Sep 30 First Boeing 747 rolls out in the year 1968.
Sep 30 On this day in history supremes release "Love Child"
Oct 01 In the year 1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
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 in the year 1968.
Oct 09 In the year 1968 government seizes oil fields in Peru
Oct 09 In the year 1968 pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
Oct 10 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd in the year 1968.
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 in the year 1968.
Oct 11 In the year 1968 apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
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 19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City in the year 1968.
Oct 12 In the year 1968 norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame
Oct 13 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62 on this day in history.
Oct 13 In the year 1968 tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
Oct 14 In the year 1968 first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
Oct 14 In the year 1968 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 in the year 1968.
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 in the year 1968.
Oct 18 On this day in history circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
Oct 18 John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession in the year 1968.
Oct 18 In the year 1968 lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70