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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 in the year 1968.  

Jan 06   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 10   On this day in history basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died on this day in history.  

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