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Historical Events In 1968

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sep 19   Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Sep 20   On this day in history frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57  

Sep 20   Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536 in the year 1968.  

Sep 24   On this day in history "60 Minutes" premiers  

Sep 24   In the year 1968 harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67  

Sep 24   On this day in history swaziland joins the United Nations.  

Sep 26   On this day in history hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS  

Sep 28   Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr in the year 1968.  

Sep 28   In the year 1968 beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks  

Sep 28   On this day in history corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64  

Sep 30   On this day in history first Boeing 747 rolls out  

Sep 30   In the year 1968 supremes release "Love Child"  

Oct 01   "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh in the year 1968.  

Oct 01   Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 03   On this day in history military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru  

Oct 09   On this day in history government seizes oil fields in Peru  

Oct 09   Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed on this day in history.  

Oct 10   In the year 1968 george Harrison forms Singsong Ltd  

Oct 10   On this day in history lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86  

Oct 10   On this day in history wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71  

Oct 11   Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours on this day in history.  

Oct 11   On this day in history launch of Apollo 7, the first U.S. 3-man space mission, commanded by CDR Walter Schirra, JR. USN. MAJ Ronnie Cunningham, USMCR served as Lunar Module pilot. The mission lasted 10 days and 20 hours. Recovery was by HS-5 helicopters from USS Essex (CVS-9).  

Oct 11   Panama revolts in the year 1968.  

Oct 12   19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City in the year 1968.  

Oct 12   Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame in the year 1968.  

Oct 13   In the year 1968 bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62  

Oct 13   In the year 1968 tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated  

Oct 14   First live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7) on this day in history.  

Oct 14   Gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas in the year 1968.  

Oct 14   In the year 1968 in Western Australia a 6.8 earthquake earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby  

Oct 14   J.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec on this day in history.  

Oct 15   On this day in history bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62  

Oct 18   Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas on this day in history.  

Oct 18   In the year 1968 john Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession  

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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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 in the year 1968.  

Jan 05   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese 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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