Historical Events In 1968
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Apr 07 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 on this day in history.
Apr 08 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King on this day in history.
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 in the year 1968.
Apr 09 On this day in history ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
Apr 11 In the year 1968 pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
Apr 14 Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card on this day in history.
Apr 15 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1968.
Apr 16 On this day in history edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82
Apr 17 In the year 1968 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Apr 17 Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 in the year 1968.
Apr 17 P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, in the year 1968.
Apr 18 On this day in history sF's Old Hall of Justice demolished
Apr 19 In the year 1968 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
Apr 19 In the year 1968 the first American since 1957 wins the 72nd Boston Marathon
Apr 19 On this day in history tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
Apr 20 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 on this day in history.
Apr 20 Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM on this day in history.
Apr 21 Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1968.
Apr 21 Toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt on this day in history.
Apr 23 In the year 1968 united Methodist Church forms
Apr 24 Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC in the year 1968.
Apr 24 Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Apr 26 Students seize administration building at Ohio State on this day in history.
Apr 26 US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar", 1 megaton device on this day in history.
Apr 27 Jimmy Ellis beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
Apr 28 On this day in history 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
Apr 28 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2422 Perovskaya in the year 1968.
Apr 29 On this day in history "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
May 01 On this day in history harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
May 01 In the year 1968 legoland, in Denmark, opens
May 02 Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69 in the year 1968.
May 02 Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London on this day in history.