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