Historical Events In 1968
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Dec 10 On this day in history karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
Dec 11 In the year 1968 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 In the year 1968 rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
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 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 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
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 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 In the year 1968 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 Borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon on this day in history.
Dec 23 First US case of space motion sickness on this day in history.
Dec 24 In the year 1968 apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
Dec 25 On this day in history frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
Dec 27 On this day in history apollo 8 returns to Earth
Dec 28 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival in the year 1968.
Dec 28 On this day in history 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 -48ø F (-44ø C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record) on this day in history.
Dec 31 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85 on this day in history.
Dec 31 First supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144) in the year 1968.