Historical Events in 1968 (Part 4)

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  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
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 stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)and resulting clashes lead to two days of serious rioting, often considered the start 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 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast try to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality', but blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley; leads for formation of student civil rights group People's Democracy
  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
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
  • Oct 26 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
  • Oct 26 Soviet Union launches spacecraft Soyuz 3

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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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Oct 31 Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
  • Oct 31 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)

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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 Jordanian 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 on Northern Ireland; Wilson states no change of constitutional position of Northern Ireland possible without consent of the its people
  • Nov 5 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

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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 lead 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
  • Nov 11 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
  • 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 US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools

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

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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