Historical Events In 1968
Monday, 19 April 2021
Dec 10 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 in the year 1968.
Dec 11 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 in the year 1968.
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 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 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 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting in the year 1968.
Dec 20 Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1968.
Dec 21 On this day in history apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
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) on this day in history.
Dec 22 Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 on this day in history.
Dec 23 In the year 1968 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea
Dec 23 On this day in history borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon
Dec 23 In the year 1968 first US case of space motion sickness
Dec 24 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis in the year 1968.
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 28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival on this day in history.
Dec 28 On this day in history beatles' "Beatles-The White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
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 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85 on this day in history.
Dec 31 On this day in history first supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)