What Happened in 1968 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 846

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May 11 Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • May 11 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • May 11 Students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured
  • May 11 The Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor-Danforth Line, going to Scarborough in the east, and Etobicoke in the west.
  • May 12 "March of Poor" under Rev Abernathy reach Washington, D.C.
  • May 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • May 12 WSKG TV channel 46 (PBS) in Binghamton, NY, begins broadcasting

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May 13 1,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles de Gaulle & Georges Pompidou

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • May 14 Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
  • May 14 Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubček
  • May 14 RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 15 "Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • May 15 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago
  • May 15 A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36

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May 15 Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • May 16 Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
  • May 16 In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat
  • May 17 European Space Research Org launches 1st satellite
  • May 17 Frank Howard belts record 8th HR in 5th straight game
  • May 17 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 18 93rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8

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May 18 AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • May 18 Frank Howard ties AL record with HR in his 6th consecutive game his 10 home runs in the most in 6 games
  • May 19 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible & Barbara Bain win
  • May 19 Frank Howard fails to homer, after hitting 10 in 6 consecutive games
  • May 19 Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard
  • May 20 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group
  • May 21 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
  • May 21 Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert
  • May 21 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
  • May 21 WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 21 Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
  • May 22 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
  • May 23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • May 23 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
  • May 24 Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days

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May 24 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

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May 24 French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • May 24 FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
  • May 24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • May 25 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
  • May 25 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill
  • May 25 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
  • May 25 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
  • May 25 Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
  • May 26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 27 6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3
  • May 27 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
  • May 27 The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.

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May 27 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • May 28 AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
  • May 28 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise

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May 28 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • May 29 US Truth in Lending Act signed into law
  • May 29 UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
  • May 29 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London
  • May 30 Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
  • May 30 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • May 30 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • May 30 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h)

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May 31 Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan

  • Jun 1 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 1 Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
  • Jun 2 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • Jun 2 WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 3 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • Jun 3 Poor Peoples March on Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 3 Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
  • Jun 3 Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
  • Jun 4 Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
  • Jun 5 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
  • Jun 6 WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Jun 6 Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 7 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
  • Jun 7 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
  • Jun 8 Bermuda adopts its constitution
  • Jun 8 Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
  • Jun 8 Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
  • Jun 8 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured
  • Jun 8 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
  • Jun 8 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  • Jun 8 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Jun 8 UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome
  • Jun 9 Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Jun 9 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
  • Jun 9 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Jun 10 "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 10 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy
  • Jun 10 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 10 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jun 10 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • Jun 12 U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
  • Jun 14 Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
  • Jun 15 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 performances
  • Jun 15 "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 561 performances
  • Jun 15 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 15 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

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Jun 15 John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,200

  • Mar 23 Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 23 Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)
  • Mar 23 Mitch Cullin, American novelist
  • Mar 23 Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 25 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 25 Errol Martin, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 26 Edward Kaminski, KC Kansas, javelin thrower
  • Mar 26 Ian Hutchings, Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic)
  • Mar 26 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 26 Kari Gronroos, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 26 Mike Trevathan, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 26 Shane Reynolds, Bastrop LA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Mar 26 Kenny Chesney, American singer
  • Mar 26 James Iha, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle)
  • Mar 26 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
  • Mar 27 Irina Belova, Russian pentathelete (world record 1992)
  • Mar 28 Chad Biafore, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • Mar 28 Dennis Postlewait, Jacksonville NC, Nike golfer (1994 Wichita Open)
  • Mar 28 Max Perlich, actor (JH Brodie-Homicide)
  • Mar 28 Nasser Hussain, cricketer (Essex & England batsman)
  • Mar 28 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-bronze-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 28 Iris Chang, American author (d. 2004)
  • Mar 28 Jon Lee, British drummer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 28 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter
  • Mar 29 Chris Calloway, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Mar 29 James Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 29 Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist, born in Ottawa, Ontario

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Mar 29 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless

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Mar 30 Celine Dion, Canadian singer (I'm Your Woman), born in Charlemagne, Quebec

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion
  • Mar 30 Donna D'Errico, Dothan AL, playmate (Sep, 1995)
  • Mar 31 J R Reid, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Mar 31 Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Apr 1 Joel Smeenge, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 1 Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
  • Apr 1 Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
  • Apr 3 Bernd Karbacher, Germany, tennis star
  • Apr 3 Mike Lansing, Rawlins Wyoming, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • Apr 3 Sebastian Philip Clerk Bach, Bahamas, rock (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
  • Apr 3 Jamie Hewlett, English illustrator
  • Apr 3 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Apr 4 Andre Bowden, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Apr 4 Jennifer Lynch, American director
  • Apr 5 Gianna Amore, Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)
  • Apr 5 Tasia Valenza, actress (All My Children), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Paula Cole, American musician
  • Apr 6 Chris Anderson, Australian high jumper (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 6 Vanessa Lann, American composer
  • Apr 7 Bill Bellamy, actor (Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker)
  • Apr 7 Don[ald] Smith, North Tonawanda NY, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
  • Apr 7 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer
  • Apr 8 Don Davey, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 8 Patricia Arquette, actress (Boyhood, True Romance), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100 m hurdles)
  • Apr 9 Janne Ojanen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • Apr 10 Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian
  • Apr 11 Eric Moten, NFL guard/tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 11 Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author
  • Apr 12 Adam Graves, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 12 Alicia Coppola, actress (Lorna Devon-Another World)
  • Apr 12 Neal Fort, CFL tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Apr 13 Tami Lyn Jameson, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 13 Ted Washington, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 13 Toni Lee Jameson, team handball back court (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 14 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Apr 14 Anthony Michael Hall, comedian (SNL, Breakfast Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 14 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 15 Billy Brewer, Fort Worth Texas, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Apr 15 Stacey Williams, model (SI Swimsuit 1996), born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 15 Ed O'Brien, English musician and songwriter (Radiohead), born in Oxford
  • Apr 16 Grace Kim, Korea, tennis star
  • Apr 17 Maurits, Prince of Netherlands
  • Apr 17 Ritchie Woodhall, boxer
  • Apr 17 Roger Twose, cricketer (Warwickshire batsman, New Zealand 1995)
  • Apr 18 Mary Birdsong, American actress
  • Apr 18 David Hewlett, English born Canadian actor
  • Apr 19 Ashley Taylor Judd, Granada Hills California, actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
  • Apr 19 Brent Mayne, Loma Linda CA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • Apr 19 Keith McCants, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 19 Roger Reinson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Apr 19 Thomas Nock, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars)
  • Apr 19 Craig McNeil, American writer, lawyer, and military officer
  • Apr 19 Mswati III, King of Swaziland
  • Apr 19 Pascal Kleiman, Spanish DJ, producer, musician
  • Apr 19 Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
  • Apr 20 LeShundra Nathan, heptathlete, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 21 Peter van Foxes, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Apr 22 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
  • Apr 22 Carlos Costa, Spain, tennis star
  • Apr 22 Jo Angel, cricketer (big WA right-arm fast bowler, Australia 1993-)
  • Apr 22 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1988)
  • Apr 22 Zarley Zalapski, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Apr 23 Susan Emily Savastano, E Providence RI, Miss RI-America (1991)
  • Apr 23 Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein of Jordan
  • Apr 23 Princess Zein bint Al Hussein of Jordan
  • Apr 24 Aaron Comes, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • Apr 24 Mark Vanderloo, Waddenveen Neth, model
  • Apr 24 Todd Jones, Marietta GA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Apr 24 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

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Famous Deaths

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