Historical Events In 1968
Sunday, 07 March 2021
Jan 13 In the year 1968 minnesota North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
Jan 15 Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies on this day in history.
Jan 15 In the year 1968 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
Jan 16 In the year 1968 robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
Jan 17 In the year 1968 julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83
Jan 17 Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft in the year 1968.
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 In the year 1968 the United States and Soviet Union agreed on a draft of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Jan 18 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR
Jan 19 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 on this day in history.
Jan 19 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
Jan 20 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming on this day in history.
Jan 20 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood on this day in history.
Jan 21 In the year 1968 uS B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
Jan 22 Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77 in the year 1968.
Jan 22 On this day in history the comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network.
Jan 23 On this day in history spy ship USS Pueblo &83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
Jan 23 The North Korean Navy seizes the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, detaining its crew on suspicion of espionage in the year 1968.
Jan 23 On this day in history 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.
Jan 25 Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in New York City NY in the year 1968.
Jan 25 In the year 1968 virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31
Jan 26 Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die on this day in history.
Jan 27 In the year 1968 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs
Jan 29 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies on this day in history.
Jan 29 Nauru adopts constitution on this day in history.
Jan 30 Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey" on this day in history.
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 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81 in the year 1968.
Jan 30 In the year 1968 vietcong launch Tet-offensive
Jan 31 In the year 1968 bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs India in his last Test for ten years
Jan 31 On this day in history nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
Jan 31 Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR in the year 1968.
Jan 31 The Island of Mauritius gains independence on this day in history.