Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Sep 19 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Sep 20 Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
Sep 20 On this day in history mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
Sep 24 On this day in history "60 Minutes" premiers
Sep 24 On this day in history harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
Sep 24 Swaziland joins the United Nations in the year 1968.
Sep 26 Hawaii Five-O debuts as an hourly program on CBS on this day in history.
Sep 28 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr on this day in history.
Sep 28 In the year 1968 beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 &stays #1 for 9 weeks
Sep 28 On this day in history corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
Sep 30 First Boeing 747 rolls out on this day in history.
Sep 30 In the year 1968 supremes release "Love Child"
Oct 01 On this day in history "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
Oct 01 Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies in the year 1968.
Oct 03 On this day in history military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru
Oct 09 In the year 1968 government seizes oil fields in Peru
Oct 09 In the year 1968 pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
Oct 10 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd on this day in history.
Oct 10 Lee Evans of the US sets 400 meter record at 43.86 in the year 1968.
Oct 10 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Oct 11 In the year 1968 apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
Oct 11 On this day in history launch of Apollo 7, the first U.S. 3-man space mission, commanded by CDR Walter Schirra, JR. USN. MAJ Ronnie Cunningham, USMCR served as Lunar Module pilot. The mission lasted 10 days and 20 hours. Recovery was by HS-5 helicopters from USS Essex (CVS-9).
Oct 11 Panama revolts on this day in history.
Oct 12 19th modern Olympic games opens in Mexico City on this day in history.
Oct 12 In the year 1968 norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is First woman to light Olympic flame
Oct 13 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62 in the year 1968.
Oct 13 In the year 1968 tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
Oct 14 On this day in history first live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
Oct 14 Gruener and Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas in the year 1968.
Oct 14 In Western Australia a 6.8 earthquake earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby on this day in history.
Oct 14 J.R. Hines of US runs 100 m in world record 9.95 sec on this day in history.
Oct 15 In the year 1968 bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
Oct 18 Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas in the year 1968.
Oct 18 John Lennon & Yoko Ono fined for marijuana possession on this day in history.