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Historical Events In 1968

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Jan 13   On this day in history minnesota North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 15   On this day in history bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 16   In the year 1968 robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 17   In the year 1968 julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 17   In the year 1968 soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 17   Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72 in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   The United States and Soviet Union agreed on a draft of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 18   In the year 1968 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 19   WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 20   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 21   US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77 in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 22   In the year 1968 the comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 23   On this day in history spy ship USS Pueblo &83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 23   In the year 1968 the North Korean Navy seizes the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, detaining its crew on suspicion of espionage.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   In the year 1968 robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in New York City NY  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 25   Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 26   In the year 1968 israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 27   On this day in history "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 29   Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 29   Nauru adopts constitution on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 30   In the year 1968 bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 30   Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81 in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 30   On this day in history vietcong launch Tet-offensive  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 31   Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs India in his last Test for ten years in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 31   On this day in history nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 31   In the year 1968 record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 31   In the year 1968 the Island of Mauritius gains independence  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of evan Parke, Jamaican actor  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1968 joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79 in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   On this day in history death of prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died in the year 1968.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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