Historical Events In 1968
Sunday, 07 March 2021
Mar 10 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington New Zealand (200 killed) on this day in history.
Mar 10 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47 in the year 1968.
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 In the year 1968 otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"
Mar 12 On this day in history mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
Mar 12 On this day in history mauritius, in the Indian ocean island, granted independence after 158 years of British rule
Mar 12 In the year 1968 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 13 On this day in history beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK
Mar 14 In the year 1968 cBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
Mar 14 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies on this day in history.
Mar 15 British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns on this day in history.
Mar 15 In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.
Mar 15 In the year 1968 lIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
Mar 15 On this day in history uprising in South Yemen
Mar 15 US Mint stops buying and selling gold in the year 1968.
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 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 in the year 1968.
Mar 16 In the year 1968 my Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
Mar 16 In the year 1968 robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign
Mar 17 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations on this day in history.
Mar 18 Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve in the year 1968.
Mar 18 In the year 1968 manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85
Mar 19 Howard University students seize administration building on this day in history.
Mar 20 In the year 1968 carl T Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies
Mar 20 In the year 1968 military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)
Mar 20 On this day in history president Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
Mar 21 In the year 1968 israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
Mar 21 On this day in history portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé
Mar 22 In the year 1968 jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
Mar 22 Lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone on this day in history.
Mar 22 In the year 1968 student riot in Nanterre near Paris France
Mar 23 Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49 on this day in history.