Historical Events In 1968
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Mar 10 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington New Zealand (200 killed) in the year 1968.
Mar 10 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47 in the year 1968.
Mar 11 On this day in history anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
Mar 11 On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet
Mar 11 Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Mar 13 Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK on this day in history.
Mar 14 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA on this day in history.
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 in the year 1968.
Mar 15 In the year 1968 in Ottawa the government suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation
Mar 15 In the year 1968 lIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
Mar 15 Uprising in South Yemen on this day in history.
Mar 15 US Mint stops buying and selling gold in the year 1968.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 16 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die on this day in history.
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 in the year 1968.
Mar 18 In the year 1968 congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
Mar 18 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.
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 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 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia on this day in history.
Mar 22 In the year 1968 lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone
Mar 22 In the year 1968 student riot in Nanterre near Paris France
Mar 23 On this day in history edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49