Historical Events In 1968
Saturday, 09 December 2023
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 in the year 1968.
Jan 15 On this day in history 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 Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 in the year 1968.
Jan 17 On this day in history julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83
Jan 17 Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.
Jan 17 On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft
Jan 18 In the year 1968 bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72
Jan 18 The United States and Soviet Union agreed on a draft of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty in the year 1968.
Jan 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR in the year 1968.
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 in the year 1968.
Jan 19 On this day in history wKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
Jan 20 On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Jan 20 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood in the year 1968.
Jan 21 US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland on this day in history.
Jan 22 Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77 on this day in history.
Jan 22 The comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network on this day in history.
Jan 23 Spy ship USS Pueblo &83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea on this day in history.
Jan 23 The North Korean Navy seizes the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, detaining its crew on suspicion of espionage on this day in history.
Jan 23 In the year 1968 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 Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31 on this day in history.
Jan 26 Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die on this day in history.
Jan 27 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs in the year 1968.
Jan 29 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies in the year 1968.
Jan 29 Nauru adopts constitution in the year 1968.
Jan 30 Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey" in the year 1968.
Jan 30 Communist forces launch a series of surprise attacks against South Vietnamese targets on the first day of the Tet Offensive on this day in history.
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 On this day in history bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs India in his last Test for ten years
Jan 31 In the year 1968 nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
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 on this day in history.