Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Dec 10 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 11 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 on this day in history.
Dec 11 In the year 1968 the Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years.
Dec 12 On this day in history rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
Dec 12 In the year 1968 tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
Dec 13 On this day in history playland at Beach reopens
Dec 13 Playland at the Beach reopens on this day in history.
Dec 13 In the year 1968 siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52
Dec 15 In the year 1968 jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86
Dec 18 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Dec 19 In the year 1968 norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84
Dec 19 In the year 1968 wCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 20 In the year 1968 bax Brod, composer, dies at 84
Dec 21 On this day in history apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
Dec 21 On this day in history launch of Apollo 8 with Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. as Command Module Pilot. During the mission Lovell was one of the first two people to see the far side of the moon. The mission lasted 6 days and 3 hours, and included 10 moon orbits. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS-10).
Dec 22 Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 in the year 1968.
Dec 23 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea on this day in history.
Dec 23 In the year 1968 borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon
Dec 23 First US case of space motion sickness on this day in history.
Dec 24 On this day in history apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
Dec 25 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon in the year 1968.
Dec 27 On this day in history apollo 8 returns to Earth
Dec 28 In the year 1968 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
Dec 28 Beatles' "Beatles-The White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks in the year 1968.
Dec 29 Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game on this day in history.
Dec 30 -48ø F (-44ø C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record) on this day in history.
Dec 31 In the year 1968 carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
Dec 31 In the year 1968 first supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)