Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Mar 10 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington New Zealand (200 killed) on this day in history.
Mar 10 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47 on this day in history.
Mar 11 In the year 1968 anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
Mar 11 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet in the year 1968.
Mar 11 On this day in history otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"
Mar 12 On this day in history mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
Mar 12 Mauritius, in the Indian ocean island, granted independence after 158 years of British rule in the year 1968.
Mar 12 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 13 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK in the year 1968.
Mar 14 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA in the year 1968.
Mar 14 In the year 1968 erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies
Mar 15 British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns in the year 1968.
Mar 15 Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock and roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri on this day in history.
Mar 15 In Ottawa the government suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation on this day in history.
Mar 15 On this day in history lIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
Mar 15 Uprising in South Yemen in the year 1968.
Mar 15 On this day in history uS Mint stops buying and selling gold
Mar 16 During the Vietnam War, a U.S. Army platoon from Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, Americal Division, massacres over four hundred unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the village of My Lai in the district of Song My in the year 1968.
Mar 16 On this day in history june Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
Mar 16 In the year 1968 my Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
Mar 16 On this day in history robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign
Mar 17 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations on this day in history.
Mar 18 Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve in the year 1968.
Mar 18 On this day in history manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85
Mar 19 On this day in history howard University students seize administration building
Mar 20 In the year 1968 carl T Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies
Mar 20 Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign) in the year 1968.
Mar 20 In the year 1968 president Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
Mar 21 In the year 1968 israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
Mar 21 Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé on this day in history.
Mar 22 On this day in history jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
Mar 22 On this day in history lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone
Mar 22 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris France in the year 1968.
Mar 23 Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49 on this day in history.