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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

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

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

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   In the year 1968 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 in the year 1968.  

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   In the year 1968 death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)