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Historical Events In 1968

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Nov 11   On this day in history maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic  

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   In the year 1968 "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning  

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 in the year 1968.  

Nov 17   Wilhelm Lehmann, writer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Nov 18   Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatria), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 19   Mali military coup, president Modibo Keita flees in the year 1968.  

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   In the year 1968 supremes &Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"  

Nov 21   Supremes andTemptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" on this day in history.  

Nov 21   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational  

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

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 in the year 1968.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 02   Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor in the year 1968.  

Dec 05   Fred Clark, actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 07   On this day in history m Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923  

Dec 07   On this day in history orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit  

Dec 07   On this day in history richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823  

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 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   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born in the year 1968.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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