Historical Events for Year 1968 (Part 4)

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Jul 7th - 23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
Jul 7th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Jul 7th - Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
Jul 8th - Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
Jul 9th - 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
Jul 9th - 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
Jul 9th - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
Jul 10th - US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
Jul 11th - Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
Jul 11th - Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
Jul 12th - Couve de Murville forms government in France
Jul 12th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jul 13th - 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player Jul 13th - French government-Couve de Murville forms
Jul 14th - Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
Jul 14th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
Jul 14th - Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1
Jul 14th - WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
Jul 15th - "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
Jul 15th - Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
Jul 15th - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
Jul 15th - NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
Jul 15th - Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
Jul 17th - Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
Jul 17th - Revolt in Iraq
Jul 18th - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron Jul 20th - Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
Jul 20th - Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
Jul 21st - 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX
Jul 21st - Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
Jul 21st - 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
Jul 22nd - Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
Jul 23rd - Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
Jul 23rd - PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
Jul 23rd - Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed
Jul 24th - Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
Jul 25th - Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
Jul 27th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
Jul 27th - Race Riot in Gary Indiana
Jul 29th - Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
Jul 29th - Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
Jul 29th - Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
Jul 29th - Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
Jul 29th - Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
Jul 30th - Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
Jul 30th - Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
Jul 31st - Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
Aug 1st - Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
Aug 1st - Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
Aug 1st - WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
Aug 1st - The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
Aug 2nd - 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
Aug 3rd - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Aug 4th - 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth Aug 4th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
Aug 4th - WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
Aug 5th - WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
Aug 8th - Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
Aug 8th - Race riot in Miami, Florida
Aug 8th - Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president
Aug 9th - Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
Aug 10th - Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock
Aug 10th - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
Aug 11th - Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
Aug 11th - Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon Aug 11th - 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 14th - Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
Aug 15th - Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
Aug 15th - Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague
Aug 15th - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
Aug 17th - Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ
Aug 18th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
Aug 20th - During the night 200,00 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops begin to invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring
Aug 20th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Aug 21st - After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
Dictator of Romania Nicolae CeausescuDictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu Aug 21st - Democratic Convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate Hubert Humphrey
Aug 21st - Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor
Aug 21st - Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion
Aug 21st - Warsaw Pact forces contnue their invasion of Czechoslovakia to end the reform movement known as the Prague Spring
Aug 21st - William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
Aug 22nd - 1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.
Aug 22nd - The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.
Aug 23rd - Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
Aug 23rd - Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
Aug 24th - France became world's 5th thermonuclear power with detonation on Mururoa
Aug 24th - 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
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe Aug 25th - Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship
Aug 25th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
Aug 25th - NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
Aug 25th - 29th Venice Film Festival: "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed" directed by Alexander Kluge wins Golden Lion
Aug 27th - 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 28th - Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention
Aug 28th - 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"
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King Aug 29th - 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)
Aug 29th - Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US president (Chicago)
Aug 30th - 1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)
Aug 30th - John & Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden
Aug 31st - 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
Aug 31st - 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
Aug 31st - Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover
Aug 31st - Roy Face ties W Johnson's record of 802 pitching appearances with club
Aug 31st - Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
Aug 31st - Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.
Artist & Musician Yoko OnoArtist & Musician Yoko Ono Sep 1st - Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
Sep 1st - Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
Sep 1st - Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting
Sep 2nd - Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
Sep 3rd - Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
Sep 4th - Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
Sep 5th - 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
Sep 5th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Sep 6th - Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
Sep 8th - "Funny Girl" with Barbra Striesand premieres
Sep 8th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Sep 8th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
Sep 8th - Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis Sep 8th - 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)
Sep 8th - 82nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4, 6-2)
Sep 9th - WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
Sep 9th - WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Sep 11th - Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.
Sep 12th - Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
Sep 13th - Albania leaves Warsaw pact
Sep 14th - Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Sep 14th - 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
Sep 14th - Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd PattersonBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson Sep 14th - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
Sep 14th - USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
Sep 15th - "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
Sep 15th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
Sep 15th - Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry
Sep 15th - NY Zendo (Shoboji) was opened by S Nakagawa & D S Harada
Sep 15th - WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
Sep 15th - WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
Sep 15th - Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
Sep 16th - KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
Sep 16th - Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
Sep 17th - Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
Sep 17th - Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
Sep 18th - Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
Sep 19th - Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle Sep 20th - Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
Sep 21st - Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
Sep 22nd - Iraq adopts constitution
Sep 22nd - KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
Sep 22nd - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open
Sep 22nd - Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
Sep 22nd - Zond 5 completes flight
Sep 23rd - WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Sep 23rd - WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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