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Historical Events In 1968

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

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

Sep 20   On this day in history mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536  

Sep 24   "60 Minutes" premiers on this day in history.  

Sep 24   Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1968.  

Sep 24   In the year 1968 swaziland joins the United Nations.  

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

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

Sep 28   On this day in history beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks  

Sep 28   In the year 1968 corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64  

Sep 30   In the year 1968 first Boeing 747 rolls out  

Sep 30   On this day in history supremes release "Love Child"  

Oct 01   "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed in the year 1968.  

Oct 10   In the year 1968 george Harrison forms Singsong Ltd  

Oct 10   In the year 1968 lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86  

Oct 10   In the year 1968 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   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) in the year 1968.  

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   Gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas on this day in history.  

Oct 14   In Western Australia a 6.8 earthquake earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby on this day in history.  

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

Oct 15   Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 in the year 1968.  

Oct 18   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

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 in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1968 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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