What Happened in 1968 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 846

  • Sep 23 WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Sep 24 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show

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Sep 24 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Sep 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 26 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 26 Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
  • Sep 26 St Louis Cards' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout ends with 1.12 ERA
  • Sep 26 Theatre censorship ends in Britain
  • Sep 26 "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)
  • Sep 27 "Hair" opens in London
  • Sep 27 Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
  • Sep 27 France denies UK entry into common market
  • Sep 28 "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances
  • Sep 28 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 performances
  • Sep 28 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
  • Sep 28 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
  • Sep 28 Beatles' "Hey Jude" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Sep 28 Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes

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Sep 28 Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • Sep 28 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr
  • Sep 29 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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Sep 29 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Sep 29 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
  • Sep 30 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
  • Sep 30 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • Sep 30 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
  • Sep 30 Supremes release "Love Child"
  • Oct 1 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
  • Oct 1 The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • Oct 2 1st London performance of "Promises, Promises" presented
  • Oct 2 Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
  • Oct 2 Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
  • Oct 2 Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
  • Oct 2 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
  • Oct 3 Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 3 Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
  • Oct 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 3 The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
  • Oct 4 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march.
  • Oct 5 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins
  • Oct 5 Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • Oct 7 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
  • Oct 7 Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier
  • Oct 8 Dutch aircraft carrier Karel Doorman (formerly British HMS Venerable) sold to Argentina
  • Oct 9 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
  • Oct 9 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 9 About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed
  • Oct 10 Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series

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Oct 10 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Oct 10 Lee Evans of US sets 400 metre record at 43.86
  • Oct 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 11 Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
  • Oct 11 Billy Martin named manager of Twins
  • Oct 11 Coup d'état in Panama against President Arnulfo Arias
  • Oct 12 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances
  • Oct 12 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 12 Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
  • Oct 12 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
  • Oct 13 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
  • Oct 14 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
  • Oct 14 Beatles "White Album" completed
  • Oct 14 Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
  • Oct 14 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • Oct 14 J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
  • Oct 14 A 6.8 earthquake wrecked the Australian town of Meckering, and also ruptured all major roads and railways nearby.

CommunicationOpening of Euston Station

Oct 14 Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London

  • Oct 15 AL expansion draft, KC pick Roger Nelson & Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
  • Oct 15 The Nationalist Party of Northern Ireland (NPNI) withdraws from its role as 'official' opposition within the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont
  • Oct 16 China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
  • Oct 16 Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • Oct 16 During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • Oct 16 Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
  • Oct 16 Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • Oct 16 The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 17 "Bullitt" directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset is 1st released

  • Oct 18 Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
  • Oct 18 Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
  • Oct 18 John Lennon & Yoko One fined £150 for marijuana possession
  • Oct 18 Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 meter dash

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Oct 18 Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's apartment

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Oct 18 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
  • Oct 19 Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
  • Oct 19 Derry Citizen's Action Committee, formed on Oct 9, stage an illegal sit-down at Guildhall Square as part of large civil disobedience campaign
  • Oct 20 "Her 1st Roman" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Oct 20 Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
  • Oct 22 Apollo 7 returns to Earth
  • Oct 23 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 23 Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 min 34.9 sec)

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Oct 24 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Oct 24 The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 25 Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
  • Oct 25 Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)

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Oct 25 Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Oct 26 First European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,200

  • Jul 4 Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Jul 4 Jack Frost, American musician
  • Jul 5 Molly Brock, rower (Olympics-96), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jul 5 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • Jul 5 Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)
  • Jul 5 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • Jul 5 Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • Jul 5 John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
  • Jul 5 Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist

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Jul 5 Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • Jul 6 Alvin Harper, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jul 6 Anthony Kershler, cricketer (NSW left-arm spinner 1994-95)
  • Jul 7 Chuck Knoblauch, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 7 Reggie Cobb, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 7 Jorja Fox, American actress
  • Jul 7 Jeff VanderMeer, American writer
  • Jul 8 C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 8 Glen Featherstone, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 8 Michael Weatherly, actor (Cooper Alden-The City/Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 8 Michel Langerak, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Jul 8 Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
  • Jul 8 Billy Crudup, American actor
  • Jul 9 Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 9 Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Darkness & Deep), dies at 73
  • Jul 9 Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • Jul 9 Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • Jul 10 Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympics-gold-92)
  • Jul 10 Jonathan Gilbert, American actor
  • Jul 11 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 11 Michael Geist, Canadian academic
  • Jul 12 Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
  • Jul 13 Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 13 Silke Meier, Wiesbaden Germany, tennis star (1994 Futures-Bad Gogging)
  • Jul 13 Robert Gant, American actor
  • Jul 13 Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
  • Jul 14 John Maginnes, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Texarkana Open-5th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 14 Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
  • Jul 15 Eddie Griffin, American comedian
  • Jul 15 Stan Kirsch, American actor
  • Jul 16 Ariel Solomon, NFL center/guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 16 Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
  • Jul 16 Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 16 Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia
  • Jul 17 Beth Littleford, American comedian
  • Jul 17 Bitty Schram, American actress
  • Jul 19 Carolie DeVonne Howe, Chugwater Wyoming, Miss Wyoming-America (1991)
  • Jul 19 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
  • Jul 19 Robert Flynn, American musician (Machine Head)
  • Jul 20 Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Jul 20 Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Jul 20 Robert Rodriguez, director (El Mariachi, Desperado)
  • Jul 20 Michael Park, American actor
  • Jul 20 Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
  • Jul 21 Brandi Chastain, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 21 Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 21 Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
  • Jul 21 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jul 21 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • Jul 21 Robert Anthony Gamez, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 22 Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 23 Amy Fruwirth, Cypress CA, LPGA golfer (1995 McCall's LPGA-4th)
  • Jul 23 Beth Ehlers, actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 23 Christopher "Chris" Kerber, Collingswood NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Jul 23 Douglas Craft, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 23 Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
  • Jul 23 Gary Payton, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 23 Stefan Figliuzzi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jul 23 Stephane Seymour, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988)
  • Jul 23 Nick Menza, American musician, drummer
  • Jul 24 John P Navin Jr, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 24 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jul 24 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
  • Jul 24 Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • Jul 24 Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
  • Jul 26 Mike Mohler, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 27 Julian McMahon, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 27 Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
  • Jul 27 Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Messina Sicily, actress (Postman)
  • Jul 27 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 27 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • Jul 29 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)
  • Jul 29 Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 29 Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • Jul 30 Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 30 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Jul 30 Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 30 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
  • Jul 30 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Jul 31 Andre Ware, CFL quarterback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jul 31 David Bradley Stockton Jr, Redlands CA, PGA golfer (1994 Canon-3rd)
  • Jul 31 Saeed Al-Saffar, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup, later captain)
  • Aug 1 Rob Carpenter, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 1 Stacey Augmon, Pasadena, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks)
  • Aug 1 Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
  • Aug 2 Sean Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Aug 2 Stefan Effenberg, German footballer
  • Aug 3 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 4 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
  • Aug 4 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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