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Historical Events In 1968

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Nov 11   Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic on this day in history.  

Nov 12   KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting in the year 1968.  

Nov 13   In the year 1968 bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP  

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

Nov 16   In the year 1968 greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74  

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

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   Army coup seizes power in Mali on this day in history.  

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

Nov 20   Cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 21   On this day in history supremes &Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"  

Nov 21   On this day in history supremes andTemptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"  

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

Nov 22   On this day in history beatles release "The Beatles," (White Album)in UK, their only double album  

Nov 24   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational in the year 1968.  

Nov 25   On this day in history marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93  

Nov 26   Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Nov 27   On this day in history gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85  

Nov 28   On this day in history enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 29   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 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 01   Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting in the year 1968.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 09   On this day in history doug Engelbart demonstrates first computer mouse at Stanford  

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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   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

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

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born in the year 1968.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on this day in history.  

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   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   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died in the year 1968.  

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