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Historical Events In 1968

Monday, 21 September 2020

Mar 10   On this day in history ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington New Zealand (200 killed)  

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   Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet in the year 1968.  

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

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   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1968.  

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

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

Mar 14   On this day in history erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies  

Mar 15   British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns in the year 1968.  

Mar 15   Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock and roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri in the year 1968.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 16   In the year 1968 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  

Mar 16   On this day in history june Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60  

Mar 16   On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.  

Mar 18   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé on this day in history.  

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

Mar 22   In the year 1968 lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone  

Mar 22   Student riot in Nanterre near Paris France on this day in history.  

Mar 23   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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