Historical Events In 1968
Tuesday, 27 October 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 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting in the year 1968.
Mar 11 On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet
Mar 11 In the year 1968 otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"
Mar 12 Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day) in the year 1968.
Mar 12 Mauritius, in the Indian ocean island, granted independence after 158 years of British rule on this day in history.
Mar 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Mar 13 In the year 1968 beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK
Mar 14 In the year 1968 cBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
Mar 14 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies on this day in history.
Mar 15 On this day in history british minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns
Mar 15 On this day in history diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock and roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
Mar 15 In Ottawa the government suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation in the year 1968.
Mar 15 LIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world" in the year 1968.
Mar 15 On this day in history uprising in South Yemen
Mar 15 US Mint stops buying and selling gold on this day in history.
Mar 16 In the year 1968 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
Mar 16 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60 in the year 1968.
Mar 16 In the year 1968 my Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
Mar 16 Robert F Kennedy announces Presidential campaign on this day in history.
Mar 17 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations in the year 1968.
Mar 18 Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve on this day in history.
Mar 18 In the year 1968 manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85
Mar 19 Howard University students seize administration building on this day in history.
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 On this day in history president Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
Mar 21 On this day in history israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
Mar 21 On this day in history portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé
Mar 22 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.
Mar 22 In the year 1968 lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone
Mar 22 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris France on this day in history.
Mar 23 Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49 on this day in history.