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Historical Events In 1968

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

May 21   Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71 in the year 1968.  

May 21   On this day in history paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert  

May 21   The nuclear-powered submarine Scorpion, with a crew of 99, is reported missing It is later found on the ocean floor off the coast of Azores on this day in history.  

May 21   US nuclear-powered sub (Scorpion), with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores in the year 1968.  

May 21   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test (underground)  

May 23   On this day in history aC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam  

May 23   Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London in the year 1968.  

May 23   James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

May 23   On this day in history south Island, New Zealand a 7.1 quake was the strongest in 8 years in the area, and resulted in three deaths, 14 injuries, and damage estimated at about $3 million.  

May 24   Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

May 24   Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days in the year 1968.  

May 24   On this day in history mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

May 24   On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse  

May 24   In the year 1968 the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated  

May 25   "Unicorn" by The Irish Rovers hits #7 in the year 1968.  

May 25   In the year 1968 charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63  

May 25   In the year 1968 fire Support Base Balmoral in Vietnam reinforced with Centurion tanks  

May 25   Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated on this day in history.  

May 25   In the year 1968 rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"  

May 26   In the year 1968 william E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)  

May 27   On this day in history little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30  

May 28   Award of United States Presidential Unit Citation to D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, for the Battle of Long Tan in the year 1968.  

May 28   Second assault on Fire Support Base Balmoral, Vietnam on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic primary in Oregon  

May 29   Manchester United become the first English team to win European Championship soccer tournament beating Benfica of Portugal 4-1 at Wembley after an added 30 minutes 1968 Truth in Lending Act signed into law on this day in history.  

May 29   On this day in history manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London  

May 29   UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia on this day in history.  

May 30   In the year 1968 beatles begin work on their only double album "The Beatles"  

May 30   President De Gaulle disbands French parliament on this day in history.  

May 30   In the year 1968 university church in Leipzig German Democratic Republic, blown up  

May 30   In the year 1968 west German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law  

Jun 01   On this day in history helen Keller blind & deaf, dies at 87  

Jun 01   Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87 in the year 1968.  

Jun 01   Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1 on this day in history.  

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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   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

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

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 in the year 1968.  

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

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   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   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

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

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 in the year 1968.  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died on this day in history.  

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