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