Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Apr 07 In the year 1968 jim Clark, two-time F1 World Champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500, dies in a racing accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Germany.
Apr 08 On this day in history 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King
Apr 08 The Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna" on this day in history.
Apr 09 Martin Luther King Jr, buried in the year 1968.
Apr 09 New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect on this day in history.
Apr 09 In the year 1968 ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
Apr 11 In the year 1968 pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
Apr 14 In the year 1968 roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card
Apr 15 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1968.
Apr 16 Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82 in the year 1968.
Apr 17 In the year 1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Apr 17 On this day in history margaret Seddon, dies at 95
Apr 17 P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, in the year 1968.
Apr 18 In the year 1968 sF's Old Hall of Justice demolished
Apr 19 On this day in history dedication of the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra, by Prime Minister John Gorton The memorial is a copy of the original unveiled at Port Said, Egypt, by former Prime Minister William Morris Hughes in 1932
Apr 19 The first American since 1957 wins the 72nd Boston Marathon in the year 1968.
Apr 19 Tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61 on this day in history.
Apr 20 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 in the year 1968.
Apr 20 On this day in history pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM
Apr 21 Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1968.
Apr 21 Toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt in the year 1968.
Apr 23 United Methodist Church forms in the year 1968.
Apr 24 Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC in the year 1968.
Apr 24 On this day in history norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
Apr 26 Students seize administration building at Ohio State in the year 1968.
Apr 26 On this day in history uS underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device
Apr 27 Jimmy Ellis beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
Apr 28 In the year 1968 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
Apr 28 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2422 Perovskaya in the year 1968.
Apr 29 On this day in history "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
May 01 In the year 1968 harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
May 01 On this day in history legoland, in Denmark, opens
May 02 In the year 1968 donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69
May 02 Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London in the year 1968.