Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 08 June 2023
Jan 13 In the year 1968 minnesota North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
Jan 15 In the year 1968 bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies
Jan 15 In Sicily a 6.0 earthquake in several s in western Sicily were destroyed by this strong shock. It toppled houses, hospitals, medieval castles, and churches in the year 1968.
Jan 16 On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
Jan 17 On this day in history julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83
Jan 17 On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
Jan 17 Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.
Jan 18 Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Jan 18 The United States and Soviet Union agreed on a draft of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty on this day in history.
Jan 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR in the year 1968.
Jan 19 In the year 1968 a C-130 Hercules of VR-24 and helicopters from NAF Sigonella delivered food, clothing and medicine to the west coast of Sicily to aid some 40,000 persons made homeless by an earthquake in the region of Montevago.
Jan 19 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
Jan 20 In the year 1968 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Jan 20 In the year 1968 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
Jan 21 US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland in the year 1968.
Jan 22 On this day in history duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
Jan 22 The comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network in the year 1968.
Jan 23 Spy ship USS Pueblo &83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea on this day in history.
Jan 23 In the year 1968 the North Korean Navy seizes the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, detaining its crew on suspicion of espionage.
Jan 23 The USS Pueblo was seized in the Sea of Japan by North Korea, which claimed the ship was on a spy mission. The crew was held for 11 months before being released on Dec. 22, 1968 on this day in history.
Jan 25 On this day in history robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in New York City NY
Jan 25 Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31 in the year 1968.
Jan 26 Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die in the year 1968.
Jan 27 In the year 1968 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs
Jan 29 In the year 1968 laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
Jan 29 Nauru adopts constitution on this day in history.
Jan 30 In the year 1968 bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
Jan 30 On this day in history communist forces launch a series of surprise attacks against South Vietnamese targets on the first day of the Tet Offensive.
Jan 30 In the year 1968 tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81
Jan 30 Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on this day in history.
Jan 31 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs India in his last Test for ten years in the year 1968.
Jan 31 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia in the year 1968.
Jan 31 Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR on this day in history.
Jan 31 The Island of Mauritius gains independence in the year 1968.
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