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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   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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

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

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

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1968 death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

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

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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