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Historical Events In 1968

Saturday, 18 September 2021

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   On this day in history 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King  

Apr 08   In the year 1968 the Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna".  

Apr 09   Martin Luther King Jr, buried in the year 1968.  

Apr 09   In the year 1968 new socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect  

Apr 09   Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1968 boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73  

Apr 16   In the year 1968 edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82  

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

Apr 17   Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 in the year 1968.  

Apr 17   P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, in the year 1968.  

Apr 18   On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.  

Apr 20   Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 on this day in history.  

Apr 20   Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM in the year 1968.  

Apr 21   Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   Toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt on this day in history.  

Apr 23   United Methodist Church forms on this day in history.  

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

Apr 24   Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62 in the year 1968.  

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

Apr 28   On this day in history 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old  

Apr 28   T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2422 Perovskaya on this day in history.  

Apr 29   "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances in the year 1968.  

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   Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

May 02   In the year 1968 gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London  

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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   On this day in history birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies in the year 1968.  

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

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   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 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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