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Historical Events In 1968

Saturday, 04 July 2020

May 02   Israeli television begins transmitting on this day in history.  

May 03   In the year 1968 holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica International  

May 03   Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

May 04   Dancer's Image disqualified due to drugs after winning 94th Kentucky Derby on this day in history.  

May 05   In the year 1968 albert Dekker, dies of accidental suffocation at 62  

May 06   On this day in history battle between students & troops in Paris France, 1000 injured  

May 06   Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards in the year 1968.  

May 07   In the year 1968 lurleen Burns, wife of George Wallace/gov of Alabama, dies at 41  

May 08   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

May 09   In the year 1968 finlay Currie, dies at 90  

May 10   Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies in the year 1968.  

May 10   On this day in history viet Nam peace talks begin in Paris, albeit on a preliminary level  

May 10   Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam on this day in history.  

May 11   Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park" on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games  

May 11   Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured  

May 12   "March of Poor" under rev Abernathy reach Washington DC in the year 1968.  

May 13   1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle & Pompidou in the year 1968.  

May 14   On this day in history beatles announce formation of Apple Corp  

May 14   Czechoslovakian Government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek on this day in history.  

May 14   Husband Edward Kimmel, commandant US Ocean fleet WW II, dies at 86 in the year 1968.  

May 14   Red Army Faction -leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin on this day in history.  

May 15   On this day in history a tornado strikes Jonesboro AR at 10 PM, killing 36  

May 15   In the year 1968 paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is the substitute host  

May 16   Battle for Fire Support Base CORAL in Vietnam in the year 1968.  

May 16   Earthquake kills 47 in Japan in the year 1968.  

May 16   Honshu, Japan a7.0 quake killed 47 people, 281 injured, and $131 million property damage was sustained in the year 1968.  

May 17   European Space Research Organization launches first satellite on this day in history.  

May 17   US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1968.  

May 19   On this day in history 20th Emmy Awards Get Smart, Mission Impossible &Barbara Bain  

May 19   On this day in history 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible &Barbara Bain  

May 19   Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England first heard in the year 1968.  

May 20   Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies in the year 1968.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.  

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

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

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap 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   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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