Historical Events In 1968
Tuesday, 04 October 2022
Dec 10 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 11 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 in the year 1968.
Dec 11 The Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years in the year 1968.
Dec 12 On this day in history rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
Dec 12 Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 in the year 1968.
Dec 13 Playland at Beach reopens in the year 1968.
Dec 13 Playland at the Beach reopens on this day in history.
Dec 13 Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52 in the year 1968.
Dec 15 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86 in the year 1968.
Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
Dec 19 Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84 in the year 1968.
Dec 19 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting in the year 1968.
Dec 20 On this day in history bax Brod, composer, dies at 84
Dec 21 Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage in the year 1968.
Dec 21 Launch of Apollo 8 with Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. as Command Module Pilot. During the mission Lovell was one of the first two people to see the far side of the moon. The mission lasted 6 days and 3 hours, and included 10 moon orbits. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Yorktown (CVS-10) on this day in history.
Dec 22 On this day in history louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73
Dec 23 On this day in history 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea
Dec 23 In the year 1968 borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon
Dec 23 On this day in history first US case of space motion sickness
Dec 24 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis on this day in history.
Dec 25 In the year 1968 frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
Dec 27 Apollo 8 returns to Earth on this day in history.
Dec 28 On this day in history 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
Dec 28 In the year 1968 beatles' "Beatles-The White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
Dec 29 In the year 1968 balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
Dec 30 -48ø F (-44ø C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record) in the year 1968.
Dec 31 On this day in history carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
Dec 31 First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) on this day in history.