Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Dec 10 On this day in history karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
Dec 11 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 in the year 1968.
Dec 11 In the year 1968 the Labor Department announced that the nation's unemployment rate had dwindled to 3.3%, the lowest mark in 15 years.
Dec 12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired in the year 1968.
Dec 12 Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 15 In the year 1968 jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86
Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1968.
Dec 19 In the year 1968 norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84
Dec 19 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting in the year 1968.
Dec 20 Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1968.
Dec 21 In the year 1968 apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
Dec 21 On this day in history 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).
Dec 22 On this day in history louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73
Dec 23 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea on this day in history.
Dec 23 In the year 1968 borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon
Dec 23 First US case of space motion sickness on this day in history.
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 In the year 1968 apollo 8 returns to Earth
Dec 28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival on this day in history.
Dec 28 In the year 1968 beatles' "Beatles-The White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
Dec 29 Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game on this day in history.
Dec 30 On this day in history -48ø F (-44ø C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
Dec 31 In the year 1968 carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
Dec 31 On this day in history first supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)