Historical Events Happened In 1968
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Sep 20 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1968.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 24 On this day in history swaziland joins the United Nations.
Sep 26 Hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS on this day in history.
Sep 28 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 30 On this day in history first Boeing 747 rolls out
Sep 30 Supremes release "Love Child" on this day in history.
Oct 01 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh in the year 1968.
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 in the year 1968.
Oct 09 In the year 1968 government seizes oil fields in Peru
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 on this day in history.
Oct 10 On this day in history wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71
Oct 11 On this day in history apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
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 On this day in history panama revolts
Oct 12 On this day in history 19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City
Oct 12 In the year 1968 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 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 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 On this day in history 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