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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sep 20   Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 26   In the year 1968 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 in the year 1968.  

Sep 28   On this day in history corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64  

Sep 30   On this day in history first Boeing 747 rolls out  

Sep 30   Supremes release "Love Child" in the year 1968.  

Oct 01   In the year 1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh  

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   Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed on this day in history.  

Oct 10   George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd in the year 1968.  

Oct 10   On this day in history lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86  

Oct 10   On this day in history wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71  

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   Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62 on this day in history.  

Oct 13   Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated in the year 1968.  

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

Oct 14   Gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas on this day in history.  

Oct 14   In the year 1968 in Western Australia a 6.8 earthquake earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby  

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   On this day in history lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died in the year 1968.