Historical Events In 1968
Sunday, 16 January 2022
Apr 07 In the year 1968 jim Clark, two-time F1 World Champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500, dies in a racing accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Germany.
Apr 08 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King in the year 1968.
Apr 08 The Beatles went gold again, receiving a gold record for the single, " Lady Madonna" on this day in history.
Apr 09 Martin Luther King Jr, buried on this day in history.
Apr 09 New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect on this day in history.
Apr 09 On this day in history ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
Apr 11 Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act in the year 1968.
Apr 14 Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card in the year 1968.
Apr 15 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1968.
Apr 16 Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Apr 17 In the year 1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Apr 17 On this day in history margaret Seddon, dies at 95
Apr 17 On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,
Apr 18 SF's Old Hall of Justice demolished in the year 1968.
Apr 19 Dedication of the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra, by Prime Minister John Gorton The memorial is a copy of the original unveiled at Port Said, Egypt, by former Prime Minister William Morris Hughes in 1932 in the year 1968.
Apr 19 The first American since 1957 wins the 72nd Boston Marathon on this day in history.
Apr 19 In the year 1968 tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
Apr 20 On this day in history marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
Apr 20 In the year 1968 pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM
Apr 21 In the year 1968 norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69
Apr 21 Toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt on this day in history.
Apr 23 On this day in history united Methodist Church forms
Apr 24 On this day in history leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
Apr 24 Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Apr 26 On this day in history students seize administration building at Ohio State
Apr 26 US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device in the year 1968.
Apr 27 Jimmy Ellis beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
Apr 28 In the year 1968 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
Apr 28 In the year 1968 t Smirnova discovers asteroid #2422 Perovskaya
Apr 29 In the year 1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
May 01 In the year 1968 harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
May 01 Legoland, in Denmark, opens on this day in history.
May 02 Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69 on this day in history.
May 02 On this day in history gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London