1968 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 491 of 491

  • 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
  • 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 22 Apollo 7 returns to Earth
  • 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 26 First European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
  • Oct 26 Soviet Union launches spacecraft Soyuz 3
  • 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

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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

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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 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 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 NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
  • Nov 4 Battles between Jordanian army & Al Fatah-arm forces
  • 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

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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 Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight

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Nov 10 Portuguese socialist Mário Soares freed

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Nov 11 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
  • Nov 11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
  • Nov 12 US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools
  • 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 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 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 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 28 John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession
  • 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
  • Dec 1 Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • 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 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 6 PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
  • 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 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • Dec 9 The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month
  • Dec 10 Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
  • Dec 11 US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband
  • Dec 11 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig
  • Dec 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 12 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont
  • Dec 13 Brazilian President Da Costa e Silva issues Ato Institucional Número Cinco degree
  • Dec 16 Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain at Second Vatican Council
  • Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 20 The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
  • Dec 20 The People's Democracy (PD) announce that its members will undertake a protest march from Belfast to Derry beginning 1 January 1969

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Dec 21 Apollo 8: 1st manned Moon voyage launched with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders

Astronaut Frank Borman
Astronaut
Frank Borman
  • Dec 21 David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash premiere together in Calif
  • Dec 23 1st US case of space motion sickness
  • Dec 23 82 members of US intelligence ship Pueblo released by North Korea
  • Dec 23 Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders become the 1st men to orbit the Moon
  • Dec 24 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
  • Dec 25 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
  • Dec 25 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
  • Dec 26 Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1
  • Dec 26 Jay Allens "Forty Carats" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 27 Apollo 8 returns to Earth
  • Dec 27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 28 Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
  • Dec 29 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
  • Dec 30 -48°F (-44°C), Mazama & Winthrop, Washington (state record)
  • Dec 31 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
  • Dec 31 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144

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