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Historical Events In 1968

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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.  

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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   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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

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

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