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Historical Events In 1968

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

Apr 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1968 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 09   On this day in history new socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect  

Apr 09   Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference in the year 1968.  

Apr 11   Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act in the year 1968.  

Apr 14   Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card on this day in history.  

Apr 15   Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Apr 16   Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82 in the year 1968.  

Apr 17   "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on this day in history.  

Apr 17   In the year 1968 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

Apr 17   On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,  

Apr 18   On this day in history sF's Old Hall of Justice demolished  

Apr 19   In the year 1968 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   On this day in history tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61  

Apr 20   Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 in the year 1968.  

Apr 20   Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM on this day in history.  

Apr 21   Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1968.  

Apr 21   In the year 1968 toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt  

Apr 23   On this day in history united Methodist Church forms  

Apr 24   In the year 1968 leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC  

Apr 24   In the year 1968 norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62  

Apr 26   In the year 1968 students seize administration building at Ohio State  

Apr 26   In the year 1968 uS underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device  

Apr 27   On this day in history jimmy Ellis beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title  

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   In the year 1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances  

May 01   Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71 in the year 1968.  

May 01   Legoland, in Denmark, opens on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   In the year 1968 joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

Jan 05   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died on this day in history.  

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