Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 18 August 2022
Aug 22 The first papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota) on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the year 1968 ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
Aug 24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on this day in history.
Aug 24 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on this day in history.
Aug 24 On this day in history france becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
Aug 25 On this day in history john George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70
Aug 26 On this day in history kay Francis, actress (Charley's Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65
Aug 27 On this day in history marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
Aug 28 Anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president on this day in history.
Aug 28 In the year 1968 john Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies
Aug 28 On this day in history 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 in the year 1968.
Aug 30 John and Yoko Lennon's One on One concert at Madison Square Garden raises $250,000 to help mentally retarded children on this day in history.
Aug 30 The first record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude) on this day in history.
Aug 30 William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53 on this day in history.
Aug 31 In the year 1968 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
Aug 31 In the year 1968 dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
Aug 31 In the year 1968 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
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 In the year 1968 granville English, composer, dies at 69
Sep 01 Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlandsd) begins transmitting on this day in history.
Sep 02 Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Sep 05 In the year 1968 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
Sep 05 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Sep 06 Karl Ranki, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1968.
Sep 06 Swaziland becomes an independent member of the British Commonwealth in the year 1968.
Sep 06 In the year 1968 swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
Sep 09 The fir1st US Open, Arthur Ashe wins in the year 1968.
Sep 15 In the year 1968 launch of Zond 5, the first lunar fly around with Earth reentry.
Sep 16 In the year 1968 richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
Sep 17 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of the Moon on this day in history.
Sep 18 Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63 on this day in history.
Sep 19 On this day in history a baby was born on Golden Gate Bridge yes the event slowed traffic