Historical Events In 1968
Saturday, 08 May 2021
Jan 01 On this day in history aBC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
Jan 01 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Cæsar's Palace Fountain in the year 1968.
Jan 01 Netherlands gets color TV in the year 1968.
Jan 02 Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant on this day in history.
Jan 02 In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies
Jan 02 The birth of Cuba Gooding Jr, American actor on this day in history.
Jan 02 The worlds first heart transplant is carried out on this day in history.
Jan 04 In the year 1968 duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
Jan 04 Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.
Jan 04 Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million on this day in history.
Jan 05 In the year 1968 dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
Jan 05 In the year 1968 dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia
Jan 05 In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
Jan 06 On this day in history beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
Jan 06 On this day in history beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 &stays #1 for 8 weeks
Jan 06 Dr N E Shumway performs the first US adult cardiac transplant operation in the year 1968.
Jan 06 In the year 1968 kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81
Jan 06 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1968 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
Jan 07 CN suspends Turbo train service to Toronto after a month of operations because of technical problems related to cold weather on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1968 surveyor 7 lands on the Moon
Jan 07 On this day in history u.S. postage rates increase today; it now costs six cents to send an ounce of first class mail.
Jan 08 Jacques Cousteau's first undersea special on US network TV in the year 1968.
Jan 09 Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide in the year 1968.
Jan 09 On this day in history surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon
Jan 09 In the year 1968 the U.S. unmanned space probe Surveyor Seven lands on the lunar surface.
Jan 10 In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73
Jan 10 US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho on this day in history.
Jan 11 In the year 1968 explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
Jan 12 On this day in history beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
Jan 12 In the year 1968 nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
Jan 13 "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City NY after 293 performances on this day in history.
Jan 13 On this day in history beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
Jan 13 Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later in the year 1968.