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Historical Events In 1968

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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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born in the year 1968.  

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 in the year 1968.  

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   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

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

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

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