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Historical Events In 1968

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Nov 11   In the year 1968 maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic  

Nov 12   KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP in the year 1968.  

Nov 14   On this day in history "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning  

Nov 16   Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74 in the year 1968.  

Nov 17   On this day in history "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances  

Nov 17   Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86 in the year 1968.  

Nov 18   In the year 1968 walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatria), dies at 74  

Nov 19   In the year 1968 army coup seizes power in Mali  

Nov 19   In the year 1968 mali military coup, president Modibo Keita flees  

Nov 20   In the year 1968 cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50  

Nov 21   Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt on this day in history.  

Nov 21   Supremes &Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" in the year 1968.  

Nov 21   Supremes andTemptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" in the year 1968.  

Nov 21   On this day in history yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage  

Nov 22   Beatles release "The Beatles," (White Album)in UK, their only double album in the year 1968.  

Nov 24   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational on this day in history.  

Nov 25   In the year 1968 marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93  

Nov 26   Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

Nov 27   In the year 1968 gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85  

Nov 28   Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70 in the year 1968.  

Nov 28   John Lennon is fined 150 for unauthorized drug possession in the year 1968.  

Nov 29   John and Yoko release their first album "Two Virgins" in UK in the year 1968.  

Nov 29   In the year 1968 the Viet Cong High Command orders an all-out attempt to smash the Phoenix program. Hanoi Radio broadcasted a National Liberation Front directive calling for a new offensive to "utterly destroy" Allied forces  

Nov 30   In the year 1968 diana Ross and The Supremes hit the #1 spot on the music charts with Love Child. The somewhat controversial tune (for the times) stayed at the top for two weeks  

Dec 01   Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66 on this day in history.  

Dec 01   In the year 1968 pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting  

Dec 02   Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor on this day in history.  

Dec 05   Fred Clark, actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54 in the year 1968.  

Dec 05   In the year 1968 rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP  

Dec 07   M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923 on this day in history.  

Dec 07   Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit in the year 1968.  

Dec 07   Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 in the year 1968.  

Dec 09   Doug Engelbart demonstrates first computer mouse at Stanford on this day in history.  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died in the year 1968.  

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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