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Historical Events In 1968

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Jan 13   On this day in history minnesota North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)  

Jan 15   On this day in history bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies  

Jan 15   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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 16   Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 in the year 1968.  

Jan 17   Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 in the year 1968.  

Jan 17   Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft in the year 1968.  

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

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

Jan 18   In the year 1968 the United States and Soviet Union agreed on a draft of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  

Jan 18   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR  

Jan 19   On this day in history 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.  

Jan 19   On this day in history wKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting  

Jan 20   US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming in the year 1968.  

Jan 20   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood  

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   In the year 1968 the comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network.  

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

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   On this day in history 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.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1968 israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die  

Jan 27   "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs on this day in history.  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1968 nauru adopts constitution  

Jan 30   In the year 1968 bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"  

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

Jan 30   On this day in history tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81  

Jan 30   Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on this day in history.  

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

Jan 31   Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap 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 in the year 1968.  

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