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Historical Events In 1968

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Mar 24   Howard Petrie, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61 in the year 1968.  

Mar 24   Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational in the year 1968.  

Mar 25   Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail), dies in Hollywood on this day in history.  

Mar 25   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Mar 26   On this day in history operation Bold Dragon III began in Mekong Delta  

Mar 27   In the year 1968 japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco  

Mar 27   In the year 1968 suharto succeeds Sukarno as President of Indonesia  

Mar 27   Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34 on this day in history.  

Mar 28   On this day in history actress Lucy Lawless was born this day.  

Mar 29   In Ethiopia a 6.3 earthquake completely razed the town of Sardo, killing 24 persons and injuring 165 in the year 1968.  

Mar 29   In the year 1968 students seize building at Bowie State College  

Mar 30   In the year 1968 general Ludvik Svoboda elected President of Czechoslovakia  

Mar 31   President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that he will not seek reelection to the presidency in the year 1968.  

Apr 01   Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59 in the year 1968.  

Apr 02   Beatles form Python Music Ltd in the year 1968.  

Apr 02   Chad creates Union of Central African States in the year 1968.  

Apr 03   N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks on this day in history.  

Apr 03   North Vietnam agrees to meet US representatives to set up preliminary peace talks in the year 1968.  

Apr 04   "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances in the year 1968.  

Apr 04   On this day in history "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 perfs  

Apr 04   In the year 1968 apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned  

Apr 04   On this day in history civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.  

Apr 04   Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39 in the year 1968.  

Apr 04   Rev Martin Luther King Jr assassinated in Memphis in the year 1968.  

Apr 05   On this day in history jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens  

Apr 05   On this day in history lois Andrews, dies of lung cancer at 44  

Apr 05   US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled in the year 1968.  

Apr 06   94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution in the year 1968.  

Apr 06   Bobby Hutton, US Black Panther leader, shot to death in the year 1968.  

Apr 06   Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va) in the year 1968.  

Apr 06   HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas on this day in history.  

Apr 06   USS New Jersey recommissioned for shore bombardment duty in Vietnam in the year 1968.  

Apr 07   In the year 1968 jim Clark of Scotland, former world driving champ, dies in race car  

Apr 07   On this day in history jim Clark, of Scotland, world driving champ, dies at 32 in race car  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   In the year 1968 kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   In the year 1968 death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 in the year 1968.  

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

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