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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 Csar'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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

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

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died in the year 1968.  

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