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Historical Events In 1968

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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&quot  

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.  

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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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

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

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   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies in the year 1968.  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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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