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Historical Events In 1968

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Mar 10   Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington New Zealand (200 killed) in the year 1968.  

Mar 10   On this day in history helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47  

Mar 11   Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1968 dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet  

Mar 11   Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" in the year 1968.  

Mar 12   In the year 1968 mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)  

Mar 12   In the year 1968 mauritius, in the Indian ocean island, granted independence after 158 years of British rule  

Mar 12   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1968 beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK  

Mar 14   CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA on this day in history.  

Mar 14   Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies on this day in history.  

Mar 15   In the year 1968 british minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns  

Mar 15   On this day in history diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock and roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri  

Mar 15   In Ottawa the government suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation in the year 1968.  

Mar 15   LIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world" in the year 1968.  

Mar 15   On this day in history uprising in South Yemen  

Mar 15   In the year 1968 uS Mint stops buying and selling gold  

Mar 16   During the Vietnam War, a U.S. Army platoon from Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, Americal Division, massacres over four hundred unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the village of My Lai in the district of Song My on this day in history.  

Mar 16   In the year 1968 june Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60  

Mar 16   My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die in the year 1968.  

Mar 16   In the year 1968 robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign  

Mar 17   On this day in history 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations  

Mar 18   In the year 1968 congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve  

Mar 18   On this day in history manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85  

Mar 19   Howard University students seize administration building in the year 1968.  

Mar 20   Carl T Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies on this day in history.  

Mar 20   Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign) in the year 1968.  

Mar 20   In the year 1968 president Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money  

Mar 21   On this day in history israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases  

Mar 21   Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé in the year 1968.  

Mar 22   Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.  

Mar 22   Lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone in the year 1968.  

Mar 22   On this day in history student riot in Nanterre near Paris France  

Mar 23   On this day in history edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49  

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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   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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