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Historical Events In 1968

Thursday, 25 February 2021

May 02   In the year 1968 israeli television begins transmitting  

May 03   Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica International on this day in history.  

May 03   In the year 1968 leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer, dies at 86  

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   In the year 1968 battle between students & troops in Paris France, 1000 injured  

May 06   Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards on this day in history.  

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

May 08   In the year 1968 pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)  

May 09   Finlay Currie, dies at 90 in the year 1968.  

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

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

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" in the year 1968.  

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 stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games  

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

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

May 13   1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle & Pompidou on this day in history.  

May 14   Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp on this day in history.  

May 14   Czechoslovakian Government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek in the year 1968.  

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   A tornado strikes Jonesboro AR at 10 PM, killing 36 on this day in history.  

May 15   Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is the substitute host on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1968 battle for Fire Support Base CORAL in Vietnam  

May 16   On this day in history earthquake kills 47 in Japan  

May 16   On this day in history honshu, Japan a7.0 quake killed 47 people, 281 injured, and $131 million property damage was sustained.  

May 17   On this day in history european Space Research Organization launches first satellite  

May 17   US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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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   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   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

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   On this day in history birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  

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

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

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

Jan 07   In the year 1968 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 in the year 1968.  

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

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