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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&quot 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  

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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   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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