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