Historical Events In 1968
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Dec 10 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 11 On this day in history nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
Dec 11 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Dec 12 In the year 1968 tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
Dec 13 Playland at Beach reopens on this day in history.
Dec 13 In the year 1968 playland at the Beach reopens
Dec 13 Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1968.
Dec 19 Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84 on this day in history.
Dec 19 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
Dec 20 On this day in history bax Brod, composer, dies at 84
Dec 21 On this day in history apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
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) in the year 1968.
Dec 22 Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 on this day in history.
Dec 23 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea on this day in history.
Dec 23 Borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon in the year 1968.
Dec 23 First US case of space motion sickness in the year 1968.
Dec 24 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis on this day in history.
Dec 25 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon on this day in history.
Dec 27 In the year 1968 apollo 8 returns to Earth
Dec 28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival in the year 1968.
Dec 28 In the year 1968 beatles' "Beatles-The White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
Dec 29 On this day in history balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
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)