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Historical Events In 1968

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Nov 11   Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic in the year 1968.  

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

Nov 13   Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP on this day in history.  

Nov 14   "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning in the year 1968.  

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   In the year 1968 wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86  

Nov 18   Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatria), dies at 74 in the year 1968.  

Nov 19   Army coup seizes power in Mali on this day in history.  

Nov 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt  

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

Nov 21   In the year 1968 supremes andTemptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"  

Nov 21   Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 25   Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 27   Gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85 in the year 1968.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1968.  

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

Dec 02   In the year 1968 pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor  

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

Dec 05   Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP in the year 1968.  

Dec 07   In the year 1968 m Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923  

Dec 07   In the year 1968 orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit  

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 in the year 1968.  

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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   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

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   On this day in history birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

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   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies in the year 1968.  

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   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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