Historical Events in 1968 (Part 4)

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

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Sep 24th NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

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

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

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

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

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Sep 29th Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
  • Sep 30th 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
  • Sep 30th AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • Sep 30th Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
  • Sep 30th Supremes release "Love Child"
  • Oct 1st "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
  • Oct 1st The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • Oct 2nd 1st London performance of "Promises, Promises" presented
  • Oct 2nd Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
  • Oct 2nd Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
  • Oct 2nd Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
  • Oct 2nd 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
  • Oct 3rd Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 3rd Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
  • Oct 3rd US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 3rd 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 4th 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 5th KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins
  • Oct 5th 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 7th Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
  • Oct 7th Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier
  • Oct 8th Dutch aircraft carrier Karel Doorman (formerly British HMS Venerable) sold to Argentina
  • Oct 9th Government seizes oil fields in Peru
  • Oct 9th WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 9th 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 10th Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series

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Oct 10th George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

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

CommunicationOpening of Euston Station

Oct 14th Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London

  • Oct 15th AL expansion draft, KC pick Roger Nelson & Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
  • Oct 15th The Nationalist Party of Northern Ireland (NPNI) withdraws from its role as 'official' opposition within the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont
  • Oct 16th China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
  • Oct 16th Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • Oct 16th During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • Oct 16th Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
  • Oct 16th 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 16th 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 17th "Bullitt" directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset is 1st released

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

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Oct 18th 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 18th US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
  • Oct 19th Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
  • Oct 19th 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 20th "Her 1st Roman" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Oct 20th Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 20th Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
  • Oct 22nd Apollo 7 returns to Earth
  • Oct 23rd "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 23rd Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 min 34.9 sec)

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

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

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

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Oct 26th First European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
  • Oct 26th KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
  • Oct 26th Soyuz 3 launched

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

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Oct 27th 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 27th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational
  • Oct 29th USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Oct 30th Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
  • Oct 30th Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
  • Oct 30th Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam
  • Oct 30th 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 31st Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
  • Oct 31st Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)

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Oct 31st 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 31st US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 1st Noel Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Nov 1st Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 1st Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
  • Nov 1st US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
  • Nov 1st University of Suriname opens
  • Nov 2nd "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Nov 2nd 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 3rd Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
  • Nov 3rd Ex-premier Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
  • Nov 3rd Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
  • Nov 3rd NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
  • Nov 3rd 19th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • Nov 4th Battles between Jordan army & Al Fatah-arm forces
  • Nov 4th WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 4th WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 4th 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 5th 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
  • Nov 5th Richard Nixon (R) beats Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D) and George Wallace (I) in U.S. Presidential election
  • Nov 6th Nixon elected 37th President of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • Nov 6th Students of SF State Counsel go on strike
  • Nov 7th USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 8th Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing, North Ireland
  • Nov 9th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 9th Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting led a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland
  • Nov 10th Judy Rankin wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 10th Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight
  • Nov 10th Portuguese socialist Mario Soares freed
  • Nov 11th John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
  • Nov 11th Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
  • Nov 11th Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England

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

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

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Nov 13th Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 13th 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 14th "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
  • Nov 14th First European lung transplant
  • Nov 14th Yale University announces it is going co-educational
  • Nov 14th U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
  • Nov 15th 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • Nov 16th The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people
  • Nov 17th John Kander/Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
  • Nov 17th KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 17th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • Nov 17th "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • Nov 17th Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • Nov 18th Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon
  • Nov 19th Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees
  • Nov 19th Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Nov 21st Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • Nov 21st Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • Nov 22nd 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
  • Nov 22nd Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • Nov 22nd US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22nd 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 23rd "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 23rd Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
  • Nov 24th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Nov 25th 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Nov 26th 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 28th John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession
  • Nov 29th John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
  • Nov 30th 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
  • Nov 30th 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 30th 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1st "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Dec 1st Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in NYC
  • Dec 1st Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • Dec 1st Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • Dec 1st Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting

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Dec 2nd 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 3rd 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 3rd NBC Elvis comeback special airs
  • Dec 4th 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 5th Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
  • Dec 6th Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
  • Dec 6th PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
  • Dec 6th WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 7th Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
  • Dec 7th Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati
  • Dec 9th KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 9th NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • Dec 9th 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 9th The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month