Historical Events In 1968
Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Aug 22 The first papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota) in the year 1968.
Aug 23 Ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily in the year 1968.
Aug 24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies in the year 1968.
Aug 24 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on this day in history.
Aug 24 France becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific in the year 1968.
Aug 25 John George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70 in the year 1968.
Aug 26 In the year 1968 kay Francis, actress (Charley's Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65
Aug 27 In the year 1968 marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
Aug 28 In the year 1968 anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president.
Aug 28 In the year 1968 john Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
Aug 28 In the year 1968 police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven
Aug 29 On this day in history victor Sutherland, dies at 79
Aug 30 Death of CEW Bean, founder of the Australian War Memorial and editor of the Official history of Australia in the war of 1914-18 on this day in history.
Aug 30 On this day in history john and Yoko Lennon's One on One concert at Madison Square Garden raises $250,000 to help mentally retarded children.
Aug 30 The first record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude) in the year 1968.
Aug 30 In the year 1968 william Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53
Aug 31 In the year 1968 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
Aug 31 Dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60 on this day in history.
Aug 31 In Iran a 7.3 earthquake was centered about 250 kilometers south of Mashhad. There were 12,000 to 20,000 deaths, many injuries, and over 60,000 homeless on this day in history.
Aug 31 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on the cover on this day in history.
Sep 01 Granville English, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Sep 01 On this day in history pirate Radio Marina (Netherlandsd) begins transmitting
Sep 02 Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Sep 05 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan on this day in history.
Sep 05 On this day in history juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
Sep 06 Karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1968.
Sep 06 In the year 1968 swaziland becomes an independent member of the British Commonwealth.
Sep 06 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day) in the year 1968.
Sep 09 The fir1st US Open, Arthur Ashe wins on this day in history.
Sep 15 In the year 1968 launch of Zond 5, the first lunar fly around with Earth reentry.
Sep 16 Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in" in the year 1968.
Sep 17 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon in the year 1968.
Sep 18 In the year 1968 franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63
Sep 19 A baby was born on Golden Gate Bridge yes the event slowed traffic in the year 1968.