What Happened in 1968 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 846

  • Oct 26 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
  • Oct 26 Soviet Union launches spacecraft Soyuz 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Oct 27 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 27 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational
  • Oct 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Oct 30 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
  • Oct 30 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
  • Oct 30 Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam
  • Oct 30 Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland
  • Oct 31 Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
  • Oct 31 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Oct 31 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 1 Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Nov 1 Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 1 Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
  • Nov 1 US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
  • Nov 1 University of Suriname opens
  • Nov 2 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Nov 2 A banned march in Derry, North Ireland, by members of the Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) is joined by thousands; due to the number of people taking part, the Royal Ulster Constabulary is unable to prevent it
  • Nov 3 Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
  • Nov 3 Ex-premier Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
  • Nov 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
  • Nov 3 NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
  • Nov 3 19th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • Nov 4 Battles between Jordan army & Al Fatah-arm forces
  • Nov 4 WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 4 WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 4 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population
  • Nov 5 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Richard Nixon (R) beats Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D) and George Wallace (I) in U.S. Presidential election

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Nov 6 Nixon elected 37th President of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • Nov 6 Students of SF State Counsel go on strike
  • Nov 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 8 Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing, North Ireland
  • Nov 9 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 9 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting led a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland
  • Nov 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 10 Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight
  • Nov 10 Portuguese socialist Mario Soares freed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 11 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
  • Nov 11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England

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Nov 11 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • Nov 12 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 12 Epperson v. Arkansas in US Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

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Nov 13 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 13 William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not
  • Nov 14 "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • Nov 14 First European lung transplant
  • Nov 14 Yale University announces it is going co-educational
  • Nov 14 U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
  • Nov 15 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • Nov 16 The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people
  • Nov 17 John Kander/Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
  • Nov 17 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • Nov 17 "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • Nov 17 Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • Nov 18 Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon
  • Nov 19 Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees
  • Nov 19 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 20 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell & Tammy Wynette wins

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Nov 21 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • Nov 21 Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • Nov 22 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
  • Nov 22 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • Nov 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement
  • Nov 23 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 23 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
  • Nov 24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Nov 25 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Nov 26 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 28 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 30 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
  • Nov 30 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
  • Nov 30 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Dec 1 Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • Dec 1 Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • Dec 1 Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • Dec 1 Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 US President Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Dec 3 Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
  • Dec 3 NBC Elvis comeback special airs
  • Dec 4 Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march
  • Dec 5 Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
  • Dec 6 Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
  • Dec 6 PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
  • Dec 6 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 7 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
  • Dec 7 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati
  • Dec 9 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 9 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • Dec 9 Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
  • Dec 9 The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,200

  • Aug 4 Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
  • Aug 4 Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
  • Aug 5 Andreas Lupzig, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Aug 5 John Olerud, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 5 Funkmaster Flex, American hip hop DJ
  • Aug 5 Oleg Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer
  • Aug 5 Terri Clark, Canadian country singer
  • Aug 5 Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Marine Le Pen, French politician (President of the National Front Party), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine

President of the National Front Party Marine Le Pen
President of the National Front Party
Marine Le Pen
  • Aug 6 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
  • Aug 6 Chris Boardman, English cyclist (world 1 hour record)
  • Aug 6 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Aug 6 Jeff Barlow, Jackson MS, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina Classic-5th)
  • Aug 6 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • Aug 6 Siran Stacy, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • Aug 7 Leslie Lyness, Paoli PA, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 7 Tomas Carbonell, Barcelona Spain, tennis star
  • Aug 7 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot)
  • Aug 8 Abey Kuruvila, cricketer (promising Bombay fast bowler)
  • Aug 8 Matthew Lane, Nike golfer (1991 S Australian Open-4th), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 8 Suzy Hamilton, US olympic 1500m runner
  • Aug 9 Gillian Anderson, actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9 Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • Aug 9 Eric Bana, Australian actor
  • Aug 9 Sam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
  • Aug 9 Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
  • Aug 10 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Aug 10 Jennifer Horton, Dover NJ, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
  • Aug 10 Michael Bivins, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 10 Michel Doesburg, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 10 Miroslav Mosner, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Aug 10 Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 10 Peter Docter, American film director
  • Aug 11 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
  • Aug 11 Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
  • Aug 11 Veda Hille, Canadian singer
  • Aug 11 Anna Gunn, American actress
  • Aug 12 Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Aug 12 Andras Jones, American actor
  • Aug 13 Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Aug 13 William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 14 Glenn Leroy McLeay, Invercargill NZ, points race cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 14 Praveen Amre, cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992)
  • Aug 14 Adrian Lester, English actor
  • Aug 14 Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
  • Aug 15 Luciana Bemvenuti, Porto Alegre Brazil, golfer (1994 Jamie Farr-36th)
  • Aug 15 Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Aug 15 Debra Messing, American actress
  • Aug 16 Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
  • Aug 16 Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 17 Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 17 Vince Marrow, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 17 Helen McCrory, English actress
  • Aug 18 Brian Mitchell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Aug 18 Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Aug 18 Greta Lind, Goshen NY, actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children)
  • Aug 18 Griffin Drew, Hazelhurst Georgia, actress (Dinosaur Island)
  • Aug 18 John Coyle, West Bloomfield Mich, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Aug 18 Justin Strzelczyk, NFL guard/offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 18 Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Aug 19 Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer
  • Aug 19 Mark McGuinn, country music singer
  • Aug 20 Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Aug 20 Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer
  • Aug 20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Aug 21 Barbara Ann Moore, playmate (Dec, 1992), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Aug 21 Shinichi Iwasaki, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • Aug 22 Henrik Holm, Sweden, tennis star
  • Aug 22 Horst Skoff, Austria, tennis star
  • Aug 22 Michael Curry, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Aug 22 Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Aug 22 Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys)
  • Aug 22 Casper Christensen, Danish comedian
  • Aug 22 Rich Lowry, American magazine editor
  • Aug 22 Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer
  • Aug 23 Christian Dean DiMarco, Huntington NY, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit-3rd)
  • Aug 23 Cortez Kennedy, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 23 Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • Aug 24 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
  • Aug 24 Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Aug 24 Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Aug 24 Tim Salmon, outfielder (California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 24 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • Aug 25 Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 25 Rafet El Roman, Turkish singer and composer
  • Aug 25 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musician (Belle & Sebastian)
  • Aug 25 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer
  • Aug 25 Spider One, American musician (Powerman 5000)
  • Aug 26 Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • Aug 26 Gavin Stratfold, Darwin NT, Australian golfer
  • Aug 26 Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
  • Aug 27 Christine Schaefer, Florence Ky, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
  • Aug 27 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Aug 27 Martin Lowenfish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Aug 27 Michael Long, New Zealand golfer, born in Cromwell
  • Aug 28 Scarlet Annette Morgan, Pfafftown NC, Miss NC-America-1991
  • Aug 28 Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • Aug 28 Billy Boyd, Scottish actor
  • Aug 29 Darren Joseph, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 30 Vladimir Malakhov, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)

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