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Historical Events In 1968

Sunday, 16 January 2022

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

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

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

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

Feb 01   In the year 1968 world trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi  

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

Feb 04   Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth TX (IND) begins broadcasting in the year 1968.  

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   10th Winter Olympics games opens in Grenoble, France in the year 1968.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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

Feb 07   On this day in history nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36  

Feb 08   J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56 in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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

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

Feb 10   In the year 1968 peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France  

Feb 10   On this day in history pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79  

Feb 11   In the year 1968 howard Lindsay, US playwright (State of the Union), dies at 78  

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

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   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   On this day in history birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

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

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

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   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 in the year 1968.  

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   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died in the year 1968.  

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

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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