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Historical Events In 1968

Friday, 18 September 2020

Dec 10   On this day in history karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82  

Dec 11   In the year 1968 nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59  

Dec 11   The Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years on this day in history.  

Dec 12   In the year 1968 rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired  

Dec 12   Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 in the year 1968.  

Dec 13   Playland at Beach reopens on this day in history.  

Dec 13   Playland at the Beach reopens on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history bax Brod, composer, dies at 84  

Dec 21   On this day in history apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage  

Dec 21   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

Dec 23   82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea in the year 1968.  

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   Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis on this day in history.  

Dec 25   On this day in history frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon  

Dec 27   In the year 1968 apollo 8 returns to Earth  

Dec 28   100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival in the year 1968.  

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)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

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   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 in the year 1968.  

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

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