Historical Events In 1968
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Dec 10 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 11 On this day in history nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
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 On this day in history tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
Dec 13 In the year 1968 playland at Beach reopens
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 in the year 1968.
Dec 18 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Dec 19 On this day in history 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 Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
Dec 21 In the year 1968 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 in the year 1968.
Dec 23 In the year 1968 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 In the year 1968 frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
Dec 27 In the year 1968 apollo 8 returns to Earth
Dec 28 On this day in history 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 On this day in history balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
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 First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) in the year 1968.