Historical Events in 1968 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 15 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • Jun 16 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jun 16 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • Jun 16 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • Jun 17 KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 17 Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
  • Jun 18 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing
  • Jun 19 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
  • Jun 20 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
  • Jun 20 Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone
  • Jun 20 Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jun 21 18th Berlin International Film Festival: "Who Saw Him Die?" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 22 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
  • Jun 23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
  • Jun 24 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
  • Jun 24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
  • Jun 24 Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
  • Jun 24 Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 24 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jun 24 Resurrection City in Wash DC closed permanently
  • Jun 25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
  • Jun 26 Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Jun 26 Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US

  • Jun 27 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
  • Jun 28 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
  • Jun 29 "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
  • Jun 30 East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
  • Jun 30 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
  • Jun 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch
  • Jul 1 Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard

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Jul 1 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jul 1 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • Jul 1 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 1 The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • Jul 1 Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
  • Jul 2 An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • Jul 3 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • Jul 3 Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
  • Jul 3 As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
  • Jul 4 Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
  • Jul 4 Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched
  • Jul 5 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 82nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jul 5 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

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Jul 5 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 6 Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
  • Jul 7 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 7 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 7 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
  • Jul 8 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • Jul 9 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
  • Jul 9 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston

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Jul 9 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 10 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • Jul 11 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • Jul 11 Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
  • Jul 12 Couve de Murville forms government in France
  • Jul 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Jul 13 French government-Couve de Murville forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 14 Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
  • Jul 14 Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1
  • Jul 14 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 15 "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
  • Jul 15 Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
  • Jul 15 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 15 NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
  • Jul 15 Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
  • Jul 17 Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • Jul 17 Bloodless coup in Iraq led by General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
  • Jul 18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
  • Jul 20 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
  • Jul 20 Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
  • Jul 21 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX
  • Jul 21 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jul 21 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
  • Jul 22 Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
  • Jul 23 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
  • Jul 23 PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
  • Jul 23 Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed
  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
  • Jul 25 Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
  • Jul 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
  • Jul 27 Race Riot in Gary Indiana
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • Jul 29 Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • Jul 29 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
  • Jul 29 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
  • Jul 29 Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
  • Jul 30 Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
  • Jul 30 Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
  • Jul 31 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
  • Aug 1 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • Aug 1 Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
  • Aug 1 WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 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 The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last time - this working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.
  • 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

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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 The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry
  • Aug 28 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention
  • Aug 28 Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"
  • Aug 29 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)
  • Aug 29 Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US president (Chicago)
  • Aug 30 1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)
  • Aug 30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden, New York
  • 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