Historical Events In 1968
Friday, 03 July 2020
Apr 07 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 on this day in history.
Apr 08 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King in the year 1968.
Apr 08 On this day in history the Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna".
Apr 09 On this day in history martin Luther King Jr, buried
Apr 09 New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect on this day in history.
Apr 09 Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference on this day in history.
Apr 11 Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act on this day in history.
Apr 14 On this day in history 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 On this day in history edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82
Apr 17 In the year 1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Apr 17 In the year 1968 margaret Seddon, dies at 95
Apr 17 In the year 1968 p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,
Apr 18 SF's Old Hall of Justice demolished in the year 1968.
Apr 19 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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
Apr 20 Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM on this day in history.
Apr 21 Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Apr 21 On this day in history toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt
Apr 23 United Methodist Church forms in the year 1968.
Apr 24 In the year 1968 leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
Apr 24 On this day in history norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
Apr 26 In the year 1968 students seize administration building at Ohio State
Apr 26 US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device on this day in history.
Apr 27 Jimmy Ellis beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title in the year 1968.
Apr 28 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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.