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Historical Events In 1968

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

Sep 20   In the year 1968 frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 30   First Boeing 747 rolls out on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Oct 03   Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71 in the year 1968.  

Oct 11   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 12   On this day in history norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame  

Oct 13   Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62 on this day in history.  

Oct 13   Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated in the year 1968.  

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 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   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   John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession in the year 1968.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

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 in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

Jan 05   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 in the year 1968.  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

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

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 in the year 1968.  

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

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