Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 09 July 2020
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 in the year 1968.
Dec 11 On this day in history the Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years.
Dec 12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired in the year 1968.
Dec 12 Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 in the year 1968.
Dec 13 In the year 1968 playland at Beach reopens
Dec 13 Playland at the Beach reopens in the year 1968.
Dec 13 On this day in history siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52
Dec 15 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86 on this day in history.
Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
Dec 19 Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84 on this day in history.
Dec 19 In the year 1968 wCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Dec 20 Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
Dec 21 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage in the year 1968.
Dec 21 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) in the year 1968.
Dec 22 Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 in the year 1968.
Dec 23 On this day in history 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea
Dec 23 Borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon on this day in history.
Dec 23 First US case of space motion sickness in the year 1968.
Dec 24 In the year 1968 apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
Dec 25 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon on this day in history.
Dec 27 Apollo 8 returns to Earth on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1968 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
Dec 28 On this day in history beatles' "Beatles-The White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
Dec 29 Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game in the year 1968.
Dec 30 In the year 1968 -48ø F (-44ø C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
Dec 31 In the year 1968 carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
Dec 31 First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) in the year 1968.