September 1968 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
  • Sep 1 Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting
  • 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)
  • Sep 8 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Sep 8 Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
  • 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
  • Sep 14 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 14 USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
  • 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 Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
  • Sep 16 Richard Nixon appears on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in"
  • Sep 17 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
  • Sep 22 Iraq adopts constitution
  • Sep 22 Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
  • Sep 22 Zond 5 completes flight
  • Sep 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 France denies UK entry into common market
  • 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 Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes
  • Sep 28 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr
  • Sep 30 1st Boeing 747 rolls out

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Mohammed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
  • Sep 6 Paul Rea, American television journalist
  • Sep 6 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer
  • Sep 11 Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director
  • Sep 16 Walt Becker, American director and writer
  • Sep 17 Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
  • Sep 25 Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands
  • Sep 25 John Worsfold, Australian rules football coach
  • Sep 26 Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2012)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82
  • Sep 11 RenĂ© Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • Sep 18 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65
  • Sep 19 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
  • Sep 23 Francesco Forgione, "Padre Pio", Catholic saint (b. 1887)
  • Sep 24 Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • Sep 26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., French-Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 28 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, dies of heart failure at 42