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Historical Events In 1968

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

Jan 31   On this day in history viet Cong's Tet offensive begins  

Feb 01   Famous photo Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history former Vice-President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President  

Feb 01   Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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   World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1968 springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed  

Feb 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1968 skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m  

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

Feb 06   Former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one in the year 1968.  

Feb 07   Arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in New York NY in the year 1968.  

Feb 07   Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls in the year 1968.  

Feb 07   In the year 1968 nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36  

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   Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   In the year 1968 rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix  

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

Feb 10   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history israeli-Jordan border fight  

Feb 11   Jeffrey Kramer survives 76 meter jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River NY in the year 1968.  

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

Feb 13   On this day in history ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87  

Feb 13   US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam in the year 1968.  

Feb 14   On this day in history pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Pennsylvania Central  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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