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Historical Events In 1968

Monday, 21 September 2020

Jan 31   On this day in history 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   Former Vice-President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President in the year 1968.  

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   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   In the year 1968 kDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth TX (IND) begins broadcasting  

Feb 05   Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1968.  

Feb 05   On this day in history skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m  

Feb 06   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 08   On this day in history three college students are killed in a clash with the South Carolina highway patrol, during a civil rights protest in Orangeburg.  

Feb 09   On this day in history barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77  

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

Feb 10   "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1968 israeli-Jordan border fight  

Feb 11   On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.  

Feb 14   In the year 1968 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   In the year 1968 birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born in the year 1968.  

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   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

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   On this day in history basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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