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Historical Events In 1968

Friday, 18 September 2020

Jan 01   ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM) on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Csar'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   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 02   The birth of Cuba Gooding Jr, American actor in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   The worlds first heart transplant is carried out on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas in the year 1968.  

Jan 04   On this day in history joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million  

Jan 05   On this day in history dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law  

Jan 05   On this day in history dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 dr N E Shumway performs the first US adult cardiac transplant operation  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   On this day in history "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV  

Jan 07   On this day in history cN suspends Turbo train service to Toronto after a month of operations because of technical problems related to cold weather  

Jan 07   Surveyor 7 lands on the Moon in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 09   On this day in history surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon  

Jan 09   The U.S. unmanned space probe Surveyor Seven lands on the lunar surface in the year 1968.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km) in the year 1968.  

Jan 12   Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV  

Jan 13   On this day in history "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City NY after 293 performances  

Jan 13   Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1968 bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

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

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

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born in the year 1968.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

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   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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