Historical Events Happened In 1968
Saturday, 25 October 2014
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 in the year 1968.
Sep 24 Swaziland joins the United Nations in the year 1968.
Sep 26 In the year 1968 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 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" in the year 1968.
Oct 01 On this day in history "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
Oct 01 Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies on this day in history.
Oct 03 On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.
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 in the year 1968.
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 on this day in history.
Oct 11 In the year 1968 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 Panama revolts on this day in history.
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 in the year 1968.
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 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 in the year 1968.
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 on this day in history.
Oct 18 Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas on this day in history.
Oct 18 John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession in the year 1968.
Oct 18 Lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70 on this day in history.