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