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Historical Events In 1968

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Jan 13   Minnesota North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th) in the year 1968.  

Jan 15   Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies in the year 1968.  

Jan 15   On this day in history in Sicily a 6.0 earthquake in several s in western Sicily were destroyed by this strong shock. It toppled houses, hospitals, medieval castles, and churches  

Jan 16   On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  

Jan 17   On this day in history julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83  

Jan 17   Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

Jan 18   Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72 in the year 1968.  

Jan 18   On this day in history the United States and Soviet Union agreed on a draft of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  

Jan 18   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR in the year 1968.  

Jan 19   A C-130 Hercules of VR-24 and helicopters from NAF Sigonella delivered food, clothing and medicine to the west coast of Sicily to aid some 40,000 persons made homeless by an earthquake in the region of Montevago in the year 1968.  

Jan 19   WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming  

Jan 20   US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood in the year 1968.  

Jan 21   In the year 1968 uS B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland  

Jan 22   Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77 in the year 1968.  

Jan 22   On this day in history the comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network.  

Jan 23   In the year 1968 spy ship USS Pueblo &83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea  

Jan 23   In the year 1968 the North Korean Navy seizes the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, detaining its crew on suspicion of espionage.  

Jan 23   The USS Pueblo was seized in the Sea of Japan by North Korea, which claimed the ship was on a spy mission. The crew was held for 11 months before being released on Dec. 22, 1968 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1968 robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in New York City NY  

Jan 25   Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31 in the year 1968.  

Jan 26   On this day in history israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die  

Jan 27   "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs in the year 1968.  

Jan 29   In the year 1968 laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies  

Jan 29   On this day in history nauru adopts constitution  

Jan 30   Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey" on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Communist forces launch a series of surprise attacks against South Vietnamese targets on the first day of the Tet Offensive on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history vietcong launch Tet-offensive  

Jan 31   On this day in history bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs India in his last Test for ten years  

Jan 31   On this day in history nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia  

Jan 31   In the year 1968 record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR  

Jan 31   In the year 1968 the Island of Mauritius gains independence  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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