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Historical Events In 1968

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Jan 31   In the year 1968 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Jan 31   Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins in the year 1968.  

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   On this day in history lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57  

Feb 01   The government halted further unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, many say it did not work in the year 1968.  

Feb 01   In the year 1968 vince Lombardi resigns as coach of the Green Bay Packers  

Feb 01   On this day in history world trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi  

Feb 02   On this day in history springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed  

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   In the year 1968 luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80  

Feb 05   Skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m on this day in history.  

Feb 06   In the year 1968 10th Winter Olympics games opens in Grenoble, France  

Feb 06   C Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam in the year 1968.  

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

Feb 07   On this day in history arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in New York NY  

Feb 07   On this day in history belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls  

Feb 07   Nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36 on this day in history.  

Feb 08   J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77 in the year 1968.  

Feb 09   Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix on this day in history.  

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

Feb 10   Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France in the year 1968.  

Feb 10   Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79 in the year 1968.  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history israeli-Jordan border fight  

Feb 11   Jeffrey Kramer survives 76 meter jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River NY on this day in history.  

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

Feb 13   In the year 1968 ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87  

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   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   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

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   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   In the year 1968 death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died on this day in history.  

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