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Historical Events In 1968

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Aug 22   The first papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota) in the year 1968.  

Aug 23   In the year 1968 ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily  

Aug 24   On this day in history cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies  

Aug 24   France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on this day in history.  

Aug 24   France becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific on this day in history.  

Aug 25   In the year 1968 john George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70  

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   John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies in the year 1968.  

Aug 28   Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven in the year 1968.  

Aug 29   In the year 1968 victor Sutherland, dies at 79  

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   In the year 1968 john and Yoko Lennon's One on One concert at Madison Square Garden raises $250,000 to help mentally retarded children.  

Aug 30   On this day in history the first record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)  

Aug 30   William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   On this day in history 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran  

Aug 31   On this day in history dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60  

Aug 31   In the year 1968 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  

Aug 31   Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on the cover on this day in history.  

Sep 01   Granville English, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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   21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan on this day in history.  

Sep 05   In the year 1968 juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73  

Sep 06   In the year 1968 karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69  

Sep 06   In the year 1968 swaziland becomes an independent member of the British Commonwealth.  

Sep 06   In the year 1968 swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)  

Sep 09   The fir1st US Open, Arthur Ashe wins on this day in history.  

Sep 15   On this day in history launch of Zond 5, the first lunar fly around with Earth reentry.  

Sep 16   In the year 1968 richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in&quot  

Sep 17   Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon on this day in history.  

Sep 18   In the year 1968 franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63  

Sep 19   A baby was born on Golden Gate Bridge yes the event slowed traffic on this day in history.  

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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 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 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   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   On this day in history joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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