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Historical Events In 1968

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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   In the year 1968 mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536  

Sep 24   In the year 1968 "60 Minutes" premiers  

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   In the year 1968 hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS  

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

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   On this day in history first Boeing 747 rolls out  

Sep 30   Supremes release "Love Child" on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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   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   In the year 1968 panama revolts  

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

Oct 12   In the year 1968 norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame  

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

Oct 13   Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated on this day in history.  

Oct 14   In the year 1968 first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)  

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

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

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

Oct 15   In the year 1968 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   In the year 1968 kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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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