Historical Events In 1968
Monday, 16 May 2022
Jan 01 ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM) in the year 1968.
Jan 01 In the year 1968 evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Cæsar's Palace Fountain
Jan 01 In the year 1968 netherlands gets color TV
Jan 02 In the year 1968 christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant
Jan 02 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies in the year 1968.
Jan 02 The birth of Cuba Gooding Jr, American actor in the year 1968.
Jan 02 In the year 1968 the worlds first heart transplant is carried out
Jan 04 On this day in history duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
Jan 04 On this day in history joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83
Jan 04 On this day in history leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
Jan 05 In the year 1968 dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
Jan 05 Dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia on this day in history.
Jan 05 Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 in the year 1968.
Jan 06 In the year 1968 beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
Jan 06 Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 &stays #1 for 8 weeks on this day in history.
Jan 06 In the year 1968 dr N E Shumway performs the first US adult cardiac transplant operation
Jan 06 Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.
Jan 06 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon on this day in history.
Jan 07 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Jan 09 Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon on this day in history.
Jan 09 On this day in history the U.S. unmanned space probe Surveyor Seven lands on the lunar surface.
Jan 10 Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 in the year 1968.
Jan 10 US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho on this day in history.
Jan 11 Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km) on this day in history.
Jan 12 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd in the year 1968.
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 in the year 1968.
Jan 13 Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam on this day in history.
Jan 13 On this day in history bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later