Historical Events In 1968
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Mar 10 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington New Zealand (200 killed) in the year 1968.
Mar 10 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47 on this day in history.
Mar 11 In the year 1968 anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
Mar 11 On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet
Mar 11 On this day in history 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 Mauritius, in the Indian ocean island, granted independence after 158 years of British rule on this day in history.
Mar 12 In the year 1968 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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 in the year 1968.
Mar 14 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies in the year 1968.
Mar 15 On this day in history 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 On this day in history in Ottawa the government suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation
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 On this day in history 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 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 in the year 1968.
Mar 16 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die on this day in history.
Mar 16 In the year 1968 robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign
Mar 17 In the year 1968 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations
Mar 18 On this day in history congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
Mar 18 In the year 1968 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 in the year 1968.
Mar 20 On this day in history military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)
Mar 20 President Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money in the year 1968.
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 On this day in history jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
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