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