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Historical Events In 1968

Sunday, 18 April 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 in the year 1968.  

Apr 08   In the year 1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King  

Apr 08   On this day in history 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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Apr 16   On this day in history edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82  

Apr 17   On this day in history "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   On this day in history sF's Old Hall of Justice demolished  

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   In the year 1968 the first American since 1957 wins the 72nd Boston Marathon  

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   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   On this day in history toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt  

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

Apr 24   On this day in history leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC  

Apr 24   Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Apr 26   On this day in history students seize administration building at Ohio State  

Apr 26   US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device in the year 1968.  

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   In the year 1968 t Smirnova discovers asteroid #2422 Perovskaya  

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

May 01   In the year 1968 harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71  

May 01   In the year 1968 legoland, in Denmark, opens  

May 02   In the year 1968 donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69  

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   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born in the year 1968.  

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

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

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

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

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