Historical Events Happened In 1968
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Sep 20 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
Sep 20 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536 on this day in history.
Sep 24 In the year 1968 "60 Minutes" premiers
Sep 24 In the year 1968 harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
Sep 24 Swaziland joins the United Nations on this day in history.
Sep 26 In the year 1968 hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS
Sep 28 In the year 1968 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 In the year 1968 first Boeing 747 rolls out
Sep 30 Supremes release "Love Child" in the year 1968.
Oct 01 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh on this day in history.
Oct 01 In the year 1968 marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies
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 on this day in history.
Oct 09 On this day in history 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 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 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 Panama revolts on this day in history.
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 In the year 1968 bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
Oct 13 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated in the year 1968.
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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
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