Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Aug 22 The first papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota) in the year 1968.
Aug 23 Ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily on this day in history.
Aug 24 In the year 1968 cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
Aug 24 On this day in history france became world's 5th thermonuclear power
Aug 24 On this day in history france becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
Aug 25 John George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70 in the year 1968.
Aug 26 On this day in history kay Francis, actress (Charley's Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65
Aug 27 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61 on this day in history.
Aug 28 Anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president in the year 1968.
Aug 28 On this day in history john Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
Aug 28 In the year 1968 police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven
Aug 29 Victor Sutherland, dies at 79 on this day in history.
Aug 30 Death of CEW Bean, founder of the Australian War Memorial and editor of the Official history of Australia in the war of 1914-18 on this day in history.
Aug 30 John and Yoko Lennon's One on One concert at Madison Square Garden raises $250,000 to help mentally retarded children in the year 1968.
Aug 30 In the year 1968 the first record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)
Aug 30 William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53 in the year 1968.
Aug 31 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran on this day in history.
Aug 31 Dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60 in the year 1968.
Aug 31 In Iran a 7.3 earthquake was centered about 250 kilometers south of Mashhad. There were 12,000 to 20,000 deaths, many injuries, and over 60,000 homeless on this day in history.
Aug 31 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on the cover in the year 1968.
Sep 01 Granville English, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1968.
Sep 01 Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlandsd) begins transmitting on this day in history.
Sep 02 On this day in history ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82
Sep 05 On this day in history 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
Sep 05 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1968.
Sep 06 In the year 1968 karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69
Sep 06 On this day in history swaziland becomes an independent member of the British Commonwealth.
Sep 06 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day) on this day in history.
Sep 09 In the year 1968 the fir1st US Open, Arthur Ashe wins
Sep 15 Launch of Zond 5, the first lunar fly around with Earth reentry on this day in history.
Sep 16 Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in" on this day in history.
Sep 17 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon in the year 1968.
Sep 18 On this day in history franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63
Sep 19 On this day in history a baby was born on Golden Gate Bridge yes the event slowed traffic