Historical Events For 1968
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Sep 20 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
Sep 20 In the year 1968 mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
Sep 24 "60 Minutes" premiers in the year 1968.
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 On this day in history 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 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks in the year 1968.
Sep 28 On this day in history corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
Sep 30 First Boeing 747 rolls out on this day in history.
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 In the year 1968 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 On this day in history government seizes oil fields in Peru
Oct 09 Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed on this day in history.
Oct 10 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd in the year 1968.
Oct 10 In the year 1968 lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86
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 in the year 1968.
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 On this day in history norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame
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 on this day in history.
Oct 14 On this day in history first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
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 on this day in history.
Oct 14 J.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec in the year 1968.
Oct 15 In the year 1968 bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
Oct 18 In the year 1968 circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
Oct 18 John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession on this day in history.
Oct 18 Lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70 in the year 1968.