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Historical Events In 1968

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Sep 19   In the year 1968 chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62  

Sep 20   Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Sep 20   Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536 on this day in history.  

Sep 24   "60 Minutes" premiers in the year 1968.  

Sep 24   On this day in history harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67  

Sep 24   Swaziland joins the United Nations on this day in history.  

Sep 26   Hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS in the year 1968.  

Sep 28   Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr on this day in history.  

Sep 28   On this day in history 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   On this day in history "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh  

Oct 01   Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies in the year 1968.  

Oct 03   In the year 1968 military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru  

Oct 09   Government seizes oil fields in Peru in the year 1968.  

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   Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 11   On this day in history apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours  

Oct 11   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) on this day in history.  

Oct 11   Panama revolts in the year 1968.  

Oct 12   19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City on this day in history.  

Oct 12   Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame on this day in history.  

Oct 13   Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62 in the year 1968.  

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

Oct 14   On this day in history first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)  

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

Oct 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1968 bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62  

Oct 18   In the year 1968 circus Circus opens in Las Vegas  

Oct 18   On this day in history 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   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1968 death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died on this day in history.  

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