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Historical Events Happened In 1968

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Sep 20   In the year 1968 frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57  

Sep 20   In the year 1968 mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536  

Sep 24   "60 Minutes" premiers in the year 1968.  

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   Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks in the year 1968.  

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  

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Sep 30   In the year 1968 supremes release "Love Child"  

Oct 01   On this day in history "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh  

Oct 01   On this day in history 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   Government seizes oil fields in Peru in the year 1968.  

Oct 09   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

Oct 10   In the year 1968 wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71  

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) on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Panama revolts on this day in history.  

Oct 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 18   On this day in history circus Circus opens in Las Vegas  

Oct 18   In the year 1968 john Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession  

Oct 18   In the year 1968 lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

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Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

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   In the year 1968 joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

Jan 05   On this day in history jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   In the year 1968 kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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