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Historical Events In 1968

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Jul 01   Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies in the year 1968.  

Jul 01   On this day in history john Lennon's first full art exhibition (You are Here)  

Jul 01   US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74 in the year 1968.  

Jul 05   John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce in the year 1968.  

Jul 06   Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2) stationed at Da Nang, South Vietnam, received the first OV-1OA, Broncos, to arrive in South Vietnam on this day in history.  

Jul 07   Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73 in the year 1968.  

Jul 07   On this day in history rock group "The Yardbirds" disband  

Jul 09   On this day in history 39.83 cm (15.68") of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)  

Jul 09   Allyn Edwards host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53 in the year 1968.  

Jul 09   Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Jul 09   In the year 1968 john Indrisano actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62  

Jul 13   In the year 1968 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland  

Jul 14   Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick in the year 1968.  

Jul 14   In the year 1968 konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76  

Jul 14   On this day in history westbrook Van Voorhis announcer (March of Time), dies at 64  

Jul 15   On this day in history "One Life to Live" premieres on TV  

Jul 15   Lura Anson, dies in Woodland at 76 in the year 1968.  

Jul 17   On this day in history beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premiers in London  

Jul 17   On this day in history revolt in Iraq  

Jul 18   In the year 1968 c Torres discovers asteroid #2654 Ristenpart  

Jul 18   Intel incorporates in the year 1968.  

Jul 20   On this day in history iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes the first heavy metal song to hit the charts, it comes in at #117  

Jul 20   Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV on this day in history.  

Jul 20   Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies in the year 1968.  

Jul 21   On this day in history 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX  

Jul 21   On this day in history ruth St Denis, US choreography, dies at about 90  

Jul 22   In the year 1968 giovanni Guareschi, Italian author: Don Camillo/Peppone, dies at 60  

Jul 22   In the year 1968 sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system  

Jul 23   In the year 1968 don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)  

Jul 23   Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on this day in history.  

Jul 23   PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane in the year 1968.  

Jul 23   On this day in history race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed  

Jul 25   H Wroblewski discovers asteroid #1993 Guacolda on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

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

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