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Historical Events In 1968

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Jan 31   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1968 famous photo Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head  

Feb 01   In the year 1968 former Vice-President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President  

Feb 01   In the year 1968 lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57  

Feb 01   On this day in history the government halted further unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, many say it did not work  

Feb 01   Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of the Green Bay Packers on this day in history.  

Feb 01   World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi in the year 1968.  

Feb 02   Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed on this day in history.  

Feb 04   In the year 1968 ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70  

Feb 05   On this day in history kDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth TX (IND) begins broadcasting  

Feb 05   Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m in the year 1968.  

Feb 06   10th Winter Olympics games opens in Grenoble, France on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history c Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85  

Feb 06   In the year 1968 dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam  

Feb 06   On this day in history former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one  

Feb 07   Arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36 in the year 1968.  

Feb 08   In the year 1968 j Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56  

Feb 08   Three college students are killed in a clash with the South Carolina highway patrol, during a civil rights protest in Orangeburg in the year 1968.  

Feb 09   In the year 1968 barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77  

Feb 09   On this day in history rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix  

Feb 10   In the year 1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3  

Feb 10   On this day in history peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France  

Feb 10   Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history howard Lindsay, US playwright (State of the Union), dies at 78  

Feb 11   Israeli-Jordan border fight on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1968 jeffrey Kramer survives 76 meter jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River NY  

Feb 11   Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87 in the year 1968.  

Feb 13   US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Pennsylvania Central on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died in the year 1968.  

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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