Historical Events In 1968
Saturday, 04 July 2020
Aug 22 On this day in history the first papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
Aug 23 On this day in history ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
Aug 24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on this day in history.
Aug 24 In the year 1968 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 In the year 1968 john George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70
Aug 26 Kay Francis, actress (Charley's Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65 on this day in history.
Aug 27 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61 in the year 1968.
Aug 28 On this day in history anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president.
Aug 28 On this day in history john Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
Aug 28 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven on this day in history.
Aug 29 On this day in history victor Sutherland, dies at 79
Aug 30 On this day in history death of CEW Bean, founder of the Australian War Memorial and editor of the Official history of Australia in the war of 1914-18
Aug 30 On this day in history john and Yoko Lennon's One on One concert at Madison Square Garden raises $250,000 to help mentally retarded children.
Aug 30 The first record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude) on this day in history.
Aug 30 William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53 in the year 1968.
Aug 31 In the year 1968 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
Aug 31 In the year 1968 dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
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 on this day in history.
Sep 01 On this day in history granville English, composer, dies at 69
Sep 01 In the year 1968 pirate Radio Marina (Netherlandsd) begins transmitting
Sep 02 On this day in history ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82
Sep 05 In the year 1968 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
Sep 05 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Sep 06 Karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1968.
Sep 06 Swaziland becomes an independent member of the British Commonwealth on this day in history.
Sep 06 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day) in the year 1968.
Sep 09 On this day in history the fir1st US Open, Arthur Ashe wins
Sep 15 In the year 1968 launch of Zond 5, the first lunar fly around with Earth reentry.
Sep 16 On this day in history richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
Sep 17 On this day in history zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon
Sep 18 Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63 on this day in history.
Sep 19 A baby was born on Golden Gate Bridge yes the event slowed traffic in the year 1968.