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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  

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

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

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   Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 06   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died in the year 1968.  

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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