What Happened in 1968 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 846

  • Aug 1 The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • Aug 2 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
  • Aug 3 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 4 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif
  • Aug 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
  • Aug 4 WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 5 WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Aug 8 Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
  • Aug 8 Race riot in Miami, Florida

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 8 Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Aug 9 Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
  • Aug 10 Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock
  • Aug 10 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
  • Aug 11 Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • Aug 11 Fifteen Guinea Special - last main-line steam passenger train service in Britain. Selection of British Rail steam locomotives make a return 120-mile journey Liverpool to Carlisle, before having their fires dropped for the last time.
  • Aug 14 Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
  • Aug 15 Pirate Radio Free London begins transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Aug 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Aug 17 Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
  • Aug 20 During the night 200,00 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops begin to invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring
  • Aug 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 21 After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
  • Aug 21 Democratic Convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate Hubert Humphrey
  • Aug 21 Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor
  • Aug 21 Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion
  • Aug 21 Warsaw Pact forces continue their invasion of Czechoslovakia to end the reform movement known as the Prague Spring
  • Aug 21 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
  • Aug 22 1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.
  • Aug 22 The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.
  • Aug 23 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement (temporarily).
  • Aug 23 Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
  • Aug 24 France becomes the world's fifth thermonuclear power with a detonation on Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific
  • Aug 24 Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Aug 25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
  • Aug 25 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
  • Aug 25 29th Venice Film Festival: "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed" directed by Alexander Kluge wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 Portest by the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) at the Guildhall\'s council chamber; after which Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) to organise a march in Derry
  • Aug 28 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention
  • Aug 28 MP Gerry Fitt, tables House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary at Dungannon \\\"citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom\\\"

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 29 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Aug 29 Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US president (Chicago)
  • Aug 30 1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)

Music concertMusic Concert

Aug 30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden, New York

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Aug 31 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
  • Aug 31 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Aug 31 Roy Face ties W Johnson's record of 802 pitching appearances with club
  • Aug 31 Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 31 Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.
  • Sep 1 Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Sep 1 Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
  • Sep 1 Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 3 Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
  • Sep 4 Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
  • Sep 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 6 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 8 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Sep 8 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 8 Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
  • Sep 8 1st official (88th overall) U.S. Open (formerly known as U.S National Championships): Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 82nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 9 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 9 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.
  • Sep 12 Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
  • Sep 13 Albania leaves Warsaw pact

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 14 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 14 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 14 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
  • Sep 14 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 14 USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
  • Sep 15 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
  • Sep 15 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • Sep 15 Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry
  • Sep 15 NY Zendo (Shoboji) was opened by S Nakagawa & D S Harada
  • Sep 15 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
  • Sep 16 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • Sep 16 Richard Nixon appears on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in"
  • Sep 17 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
  • Sep 17 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
  • Sep 18 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 20 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
  • Sep 21 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • Sep 22 Iraq adopts constitution
  • Sep 22 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open
  • Sep 22 Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
  • Sep 22 Zond 5 completes flight
  • Sep 23 WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,200

  • May 26 Steve Sedgley, English footballer
  • May 27 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 27 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • May 27 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 27 John Connelly, Nike golfer (1991 NH Open), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • May 28 Char Thompson, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 28 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • May 28 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Oly-92, 96), born in Long Island, New York
  • May 28 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics-8th-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 29 Brian Roche, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 29 Duane Young, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 30 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • May 30 Jerry Springer, White Plains NY, Canadian Tour golfer
  • May 30 Tim Burgess, English rock vocalist (Charlatans-Only One I Know)
  • May 30 Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks
  • May 30 Kelley Armstrong, Canadian novelist (Women of the Otherworld), born in Sudbury, Ontario
  • May 31 Duane Causwell, NBA center (Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings)
  • Jun 1 Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • Jun 1 Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • Jun 1 Jerry Crafts, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 1 Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 2 Beetlejuice, member of Howard Stern's Wack
  • Jun 2 Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist
  • Jun 3 Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
  • Jun 4 Scott Wolf, actor (Broken Arrow, Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 4 Stacy Leigh Arthur, playmate (Jan, 1991), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Al B. Sure, American R&B singer
  • Jun 6 Brian Wright, Stillwater Oklahoma, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 NM Open-2nd)
  • Jun 6 Craig Roberts, Everett WA, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
  • Jun 6 Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jun 6 François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
  • Jun 6 Alan Licht, American guitarist, composer and journalist
  • Jun 7 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 7 Melissa Coombes, San Gabriel CA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Jun 8 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 9 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 10 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 10 Susan Haskell, actress (Marty-One Life to Live, Strictly Business)
  • Jun 10 Bill Burr, American comedian
  • Jun 10 Jimmy Shea, American skeleton racer
  • Jun 10 The D.O.C., American rapper
  • Jun 11 Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington USA (1996)
  • Jun 11 Sophie Okonedo, London, British actress (Hotel Rwanda)
  • Jun 12 Patty Armstrong, Torrance California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 12 Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 12 Sherry Stringield, actress (ER)
  • Jun 12 Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
  • Jun 13 Bruce Beaton, CFL corner (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 13 Deniece Peterson, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
  • Jun 13 David Gray, British musician
  • Jun 13 Fabio Baldato, Italyan cyclist
  • Jun 14 Brian Wiggins, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 14 Eric Murdock, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat)
  • Jun 14 Tony Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Jun 14 Yasmine Bleeth, actress (Ryan's Hope, 1 Life to Live, Baywatch), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 14 Faizon Love, American actor
  • Jun 15 Demtra Hampton, model (Garda), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 15 Tim Lester, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 15 Oh Dal-su, South Korean actor
  • Jun 16 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 16 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 16 Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)
  • Jun 16 Patrick Stuart, Hollywood Cal, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children)
  • Jun 18 John Lumkes, 3k steeplechase runner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jun 19 Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 20 Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 20 Garry Howe, WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 20 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-88, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Jun 21 Brandon Douglas, actor (Dr Quinn, Father's Homecoming), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 21 Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 21 Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 21 Alisyn Camerota, American journalist
  • Jun 21 Sonique [Sonia Marina Clarke], British musician and DJ, born in London
  • Jun 21 Gretchen Carlson, American journalist
  • Jun 22 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 22 Paula Irvine, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 23 Kent Steffes, beach volleyballer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jun 23 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Jun 25 Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist
  • Jun 26 Shannon Sharpe, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 26 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
  • Jun 27 Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress
  • Jun 28 Adam Woodyatt, English actor
  • Jun 28 Chayanne, Puerto Rican singer
  • Jun 29 Theoren Fleury, Oxbow Sask, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada)
  • Jun 30 Dan Peltier, Clifton Park NY, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • Jun 30 Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Jun 30 Philip Anselmo, American musician
  • Jul 1 Charles Wilson, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Jul 1 Roshumba Williams, model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 1 Tim Abell, American actor
  • Jul 2 Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
  • Jul 2 Mike Lee, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • Jul 3 Jeff Phillips, actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light), born in Westwood, New Jersey
  • Jul 3 Teppo Numminen, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes)
  • Jul 4 Derek Loville, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • Jul 4 Loville Derek, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 32)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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