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Notable Historical Events - 1968

1968Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

1968Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

1968Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

1968Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV

1968Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf

196888th US Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (1412 57 63 36 63)

1968Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law

1968As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

1968Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1968AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger

1968President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

1968John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open

1968John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral

1968George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

196838th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62)

1968"Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV

1968Senator robert kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night.

19682nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell & Tammy Wynette wins

1968Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president

1968Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown

196897th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1968George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

1968robert kennedy announces presidential campaign

1968LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

1968Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

1968Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby

1968John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

1968All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

1968American movie star Jimmy Stewart retires from the Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan

1968Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1968Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1968Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

1968Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

1968Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536

1968George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open

1968Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

1968"Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic

19681st US Open, held as an "open", Arthur Ashe wins, defeating Tom Okker

1968Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

1968Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover

1968Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host

1968Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"

1968Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign

1968US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

1968Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

1968Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

1968NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

1968LBJ announces he will not seek re-election

1968Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts

1968Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1968Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1968Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)

1968In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

196882nd US Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4 6-4)

1968Arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in NYC

1968Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta

19681st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

1968Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

1968Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

1968Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

196838th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)

1968Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1968Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain

1968LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money

1968Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points

196875th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)

19681,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles De Gaulle & Georges Pompidou

1968Gangsters Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000

1968Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational

196882nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

1968French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational

1968 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM) 
Jan 1
Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain 
Jan 1
Netherlands gets color TV 
Jan 1
WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 2
"Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances 
Jan 2
Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant 
Jan 2
KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 4
Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas 
Jan 4
Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million 
Jan 5
Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law 
Jan 5
Alexander Dubček succeeds Antonín Novotný as communist party leader of Czechoslovakia 
Jan 6
Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks 
Jan 6
Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation 
Jan 6
Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon 
Jan 7
"GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV 
Jan 7
1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents 
Jan 8
Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV 
Jan 8
Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, travelles to Dublin to meet with Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister, to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 
Jan 9
1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana 
Jan 9
Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon 
Jan 10
US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho 
Jan 11
Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km) 
Jan 12
Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd 
Jan 12
Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV 
Jan 13
"Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 perfs 
Jan 13
"Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 perfs 
Jan 13
Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th) 
Jan 14
Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB 
Jan 15
KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 16
21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto 
Jan 16
Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC 
Jan 16
The Youth International Party is founded. 
Jan 18
"Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances 
Jan 18
Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in NYC 
Jan 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jan 19
WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 19
Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations" 
Jan 20
Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69 
Jan 20
US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 
Jan 20
US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood 
Jan 20
The Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win the Game of the Century. 
Jan 21
AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24 
Jan 21
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20 
Jan 21
US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb on board crashes in Greenland 
Jan 21
Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh - One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins. 
Jan 22
"Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC 
Jan 22
Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made 
Jan 22
NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix 
Jan 23
Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 23
Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea 
Jan 25
Risse St in Bronx named 
Jan 25
Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in NYC 
Jan 26
Israeli submarine Dakar sinks in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die 
Jan 27
"Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs 
Jan 28
29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper 
Jan 28
Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 29
Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) adopts constitution 
Jan 30
Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey" 
Jan 30
Vietcong launches Tet offensive on US embassy in Saigon 
Jan 31
Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years 
Jan 31
Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia 
Jan 31
Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR 
Jan 31
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 31
Viet Cong Tet offensive begins 
Feb 1
Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president 
Feb 1
Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers 
Feb 1
World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi 
Feb 1
Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to head 
Feb 2
Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed 
Feb 4
"Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances 
Feb 4
Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball 
Feb 5
KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting 
Feb 5
Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m 
Feb 5
Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins. 
Feb 6
10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France 
Feb 6
Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam 
Feb 6
Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one 
Feb 6
KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 7
Arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in NYC 
Feb 7
Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls 
Feb 7
WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 8
Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in SC State (Orangeburg) 
Feb 9
Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix 
Feb 10
"Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3 
Feb 10
Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France 
Feb 11
Israeli-Jordan border fight 
Feb 11
Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Wash Bridge, Hudson River NY 
Feb 11
Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (NYC) 
Feb 13
US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam 
Feb 14
Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central 
Feb 14
WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting 
Feb 15
Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver 
Feb 15
WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 16
US 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala 
Feb 16
Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art" 
Feb 16
Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 
Feb 17
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens 
Feb 18
10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin 
Feb 18
10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France 
Feb 18
British adopts year-round daylight savings time as a trial 
Feb 18
David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd 
Feb 19
1st US Teachers strike (Florida) 
Feb 20
State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M 
Feb 21
150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin 
Feb 21
Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000 
Feb 22
Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun" 
Feb 23
Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points 
Feb 24
"Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 perfs 
Feb 24
Discovery of 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish) 
Feb 24
Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games 
Feb 24
US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam 
Feb 25
430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea 
Feb 25
Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus 
Feb 26
Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission 
Feb 28
Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air 
Feb 29
1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge) 
Feb 29
Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy 
Feb 29
Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres 
Feb 29
US end regular flights with nuclear bombs 
Feb 29
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 29
National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks 
Mar 1
NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return 
Mar 1
Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting 
Mar 1
Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands 
Mar 1
Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect 
Mar 2
Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford (GRB) 
Mar 2
Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR) 
Mar 2
Men's Figure Skating Champions in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT) 
Mar 2
USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world 
Mar 2
USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit 
Mar 2
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (US) 
Mar 3
"Here's Where I Belong" opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC 
Mar 3
Greece, Portugal & Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague 
Mar 3
Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts 
Mar 3
In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings 
Mar 4
Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 4
Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign 
Mar 4
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched 
Mar 5
US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun 
Mar 7
The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television. 
Mar 8
6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Md) 
Mar 8
Fillmore East opens 
Mar 8
Students demonstrate in Warsaw 
Mar 9
10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper's wins 4 
Mar 11
Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting 
Mar 11
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet 
Mar 11
Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for " Dock of the Bay" 
Mar 12
Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Mar 12
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 13
Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK 
Mar 14
CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA 
Mar 15
Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27'2-3/4") 
Mar 15
British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns 
Mar 15
LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world" 
Mar 15
US Mint stops buying & selling gold 
Mar 15
Uprising in South Yemen 
Mar 15
Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri 
Mar 16
My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die 
Mar 16
robert kennedy announces presidential campaign 
Mar 16
General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado. 
Mar 17
2-tiered gold price negotiated in Wash DC by US & 6 European nations 
Mar 17
Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open 
Mar 18
Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve 
Mar 18
WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 18
WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 19
Howard University students seize administration building 
Mar 20
LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money 
Mar 20
Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign) 
Mar 21
"Royals" chosen as the name of new KC AL franchise 
Mar 21
Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London 
Mar 21
Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases 
Mar 21
Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé 
Mar 22
Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia 
Mar 22
Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone 
Mar 22
Student riot in Nanterre near Paris 
Mar 23
30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats NC 78-55 
Mar 23
Rev Walter Fauntroy, is 1st non-voting congressional delegate from DC 
Mar 24
Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational 
Mar 25
KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 25
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 25
Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland 
Mar 27
Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF 
Mar 27
Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia 
Mar 29
Students seize building at Bowie State College 
Mar 30
General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia 
Mar 31
LBJ announces he will not seek re-election 
Mar 31
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open 
Mar 31
Pirate Radio Station Pegaus (NZ) begins transmitting 
Mar 31
Seattle's AL club is named Pilots 
Apr 1
KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast 
Apr 2
Beatles form Python Music Ltd 
Apr 2
Chad creates Union of Central African States 
Apr 2
Senator E Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin 
Apr 2
Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Spacey Odyssey" is released 
Apr 3
N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks 
Apr 4
"Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 perfs 
Apr 4
Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned 
Apr 4
US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee 
Apr 5
Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens 
Apr 5
US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled 
Apr 6
94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution 
Apr 6
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis 
Apr 6
Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va) 
Apr 6
HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas 
Apr 6
In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150. 
Apr 8
40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King 
Apr 8
Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of Martin Luther King's assassination 
Apr 8
Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms 
Apr 8
New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect 
Apr 8
WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 8
Gangsters Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000 
Apr 9
German DR adopts constitution 
Apr 9
Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta 
Apr 9
Minn's Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot 
Apr 9
Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference 
Apr 10
Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed) 
Apr 10
"George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances 
Apr 10
40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win 
Apr 10
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 11
Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president 
Apr 11
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act 
Apr 11
W Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration 
Apr 11
WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 12
Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah. 
Apr 14
1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers 
Apr 14
32nd Golf Masters Championship: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277 
Apr 14
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA O'Sullivan Golf Open 
Apr 14
Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card 
Apr 15
Houston Astros beat NY Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings 
Apr 17
"Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs 
Apr 17
A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Balt Orioles 
Apr 18
178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike 
Apr 18
1st ABA basketball championship began 
Apr 18
Dutch Department of Amnesty International forms 
Apr 18
London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona) 
Apr 18
Mart Crowley's "Boys in the Band" premieres in NYC 
Apr 18
Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII" premieres in London 
Apr 18
San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished 
Apr 18
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 19
72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Conn in 2:22:17 
Apr 19
Belgian construction workers strike 
Apr 19
NL owners approve expansion for 2 new teams 
Apr 20
S Afr Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed 
Apr 20
English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech. 
Apr 20
Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister 
Apr 21
22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz & Guilderstern & Hallelujah Baby! win 
Apr 21
Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Apr 23
"I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances 
Apr 23
1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces) 
Apr 23
United Methodist Church forms 
Apr 24
ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas 
Apr 24
Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC 
Apr 24
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 24
Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations. 
Apr 25
"Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances 
Apr 26
Students seize administration building at Ohio State 
Apr 26
US underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device 
Apr 27
"Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin NYC after 28 perfs 
Apr 27
Balt Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0 
Apr 27
Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands 
Apr 27
The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade 
Apr 28
11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old 
Apr 28
Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies' Golf Invitational 
Apr 29
"Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances 
Apr 30
3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game 
May 1
"Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 perfs 
May 1
Phillies J Boozer is ejected for throwing spitballs during his warmup 
May 2
1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony 
May 2
22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2 
May 2
Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London 
May 2
Israeli television begins transmitting 
May 3
Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica Intl 
May 4
1st ABA championship: Pitts Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3 
May 4
94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins 
May 4
Dancer Image DQ due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02½ 
May 5
Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational 
May 6
Street battle between students & troops in Paris, 1000 injured 
May 6
Giants reliever Lindy McDaniel sets NL record of 225th consecutive errorless game (108 chances consecutively since June 16, 1964) 
May 6
Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards 
May 8
Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins (4-0) 
May 8
Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner) 
May 10
Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam 
May 11
Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park" 
May 11
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games 
May 11
Students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured 
May 11
The Toronto Transit Commission opens the largest expansion of its Bloor-Danforth Line, going to Scarborough in the east, and Etobicoke in the west. 
May 12
"March of Poor" under Rev Abernathy reach Washington, DC 
May 12
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open 
May 12
WSKG TV channel 46 (PBS) in Binghamton, NY, begins broadcasting 
May 13
1,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles De Gaulle & Georges Pompidou 
May 14
Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp 
May 14
Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubček 
May 14
RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin 
May 15
"Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival 
May 15
1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago 
May 15
A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36 
May 15
Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host 
May 16
Earthquake kills 47 in Japan 
May 16
In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat 
May 17
European Space Research Org launches 1st satellite 
May 17
Frank Howard belts record 8th HR in 5th straight game 
May 17
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
May 18
94th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8 
May 18
AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger 
May 18
Frank Howard ties AL record with HR in his 6th consecutive game his 10 home runs in the most in 6 games 
May 19
20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible & Barbara Bain win 
May 19
Frank Howard fails to homer, after hitting 10 in 6 consecutive games 
May 19
Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard 
May 20
Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group 
May 21
Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game 
May 21
Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert 
May 21
USSR performs nuclear test (underground) 
May 21
WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
May 21
Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores 
May 22
Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single 
May 23
AC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam 
May 23
Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London 
May 24
Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days 
May 24
Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession 
May 24
French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse 
May 24
FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City. 
May 25
BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich 
May 25
BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill 
May 25
Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated 
May 25
Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash" 
May 25
Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7 
May 26
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
May 27
6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3 
May 27
NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises 
May 27
The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety. 
May 27
George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles 
May 28
AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions 
May 28
NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise 
May 28
Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon 
May 29
Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London 
May 29
US Truth in Lending Act signed into law 
May 29
UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia 
May 30
Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles" 
May 30
President De Gaulle disbands French parliament 
May 30
University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up 
May 30
West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h) 
May 31
American movie star Jimmy Stewart retires from the Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan 
Jun 1
100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2 
Jun 1
Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1 
Jun 2
Canadians must get government permission to export silver 
Jun 2
WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Jun 3
Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins 
Jun 3
Poor Peoples March on Washington 
Jun 3
Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins 
Jun 3
Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. 
Jun 4
Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings 
Jun 5
12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day 
Jun 6
WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 6
Senator robert kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night. 
Jun 7
Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination 
Jun 7
The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. 
Jun 8
Bermuda adopts its constitution 
Jun 8
Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning 
Jun 8
Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power" 
Jun 8
James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured 
Jun 8
New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted 
Jun 8
Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash" 
Jun 8
The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. 
Jun 9
38th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62) 
Jun 9
38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61) 
Jun 9
Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational 
Jun 9
Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms 
Jun 10
"Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 10
AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy 
Jun 10
KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jun 10
WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast 
Jun 12
"What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs 
Jun 14
Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing 
Jun 15
"How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 perfs 
Jun 15
"I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 561 performances 
Jun 15
"New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances 
Jun 15
15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland) 
Jun 15
John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral 
Jun 15
"Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4 
Jun 16
Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic 
Jun 16
68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY 
Jun 16
Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par 
Jun 17
Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms 
Jun 17
KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 17
Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold 
Jun 18
Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing 
Jun 19
50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign 
Jun 20
Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds 
Jun 20
Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone 
Jun 20
Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland 
Jun 21
Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns 
Jun 22
"Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88 
Jun 23
74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium. 
Jun 24
14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post 
Jun 24
Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's 
Jun 24
Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion 
Jun 24
Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3 
Jun 24
Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 24
Resurrection City in Wash DC closed permanently 
Jun 25
Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants) 
Jun 26
Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions 
Jun 26
Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US 
Jun 27
Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague 
Jun 28
Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers 
Jun 29
"Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17 
Jun 30
East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution" 
Jun 30
Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats 
Jun 30
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jul 1
Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch 
Jul 1
Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard 
Jul 1
John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here) 
Jul 1
US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty 
Jul 1
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Jul 1
The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established. 
Jul 1
Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO. 
Jul 2
An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) 
Jul 3
41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July 
Jul 3
Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins 
Jul 3
As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland 
Jul 4
Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London 
Jul 4
Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched 
Jul 5
"Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague 
Jul 5
82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2) 
Jul 5
John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce 
Jul 5
Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers 
Jul 6
75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75) 
Jul 6
Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words" 
Jul 7
23rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning 
Jul 7
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Jul 7
Rock group "Yardbirds" disband 
Jul 8
Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal 
Jul 9
15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record) 
Jul 9
39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston 
Jul 9
All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants) 
Jul 10
US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969 
Jul 11
Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles 
Jul 11
Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so 
Jul 12
Couve de Murville forms government in France 
Jul 12
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 13
97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland 
Jul 13
French government-Couve de Murville forms 
Jul 14
Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick 
Jul 14
Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic 
Jul 14
Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1 
Jul 14
WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 15
"One Life to Live" premieres on TV 
Jul 15
Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR 
Jul 15
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 15
NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA) 
Jul 15
Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres 
Jul 17
Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London 
Jul 17
Revolt in Iraq 
Jul 18
The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California 
Jul 20
Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV 
Jul 20
Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117 
Jul 21
50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX 
Jul 21
Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational 
Jul 21
Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman 
Jul 22
Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system 
Jul 23
Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt 
Jul 23
PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane 
Jul 23
Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed 
Jul 24
Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances 
Jul 25
Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth 
Jul 27
Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open 
Jul 27
Race Riot in Gary Indiana 
Jul 29
Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1 
Jul 29
Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa 
Jul 29
Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption 
Jul 29
Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited 
Jul 29
Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve 
Jul 30
Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away 
Jul 30
Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years 
Jul 31
Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free 
Aug 1
Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins 
Aug 1
Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo 
Aug 1
WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting 
Aug 1
The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei. 
Aug 2
35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917) 
Aug 3
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 4
100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif 
Aug 4
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open 
Aug 4
WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting 
Aug 5
WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast 
Aug 8
Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos 
Aug 8
Race riot in Miami, Florida 
Aug 8
Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president 
Aug 9
Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague 
Aug 10
Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock 
Aug 10
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open 
Aug 11
Beatles launch "Apple Records" label 
Aug 11
Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves 
Aug 11
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 14
Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL 
Aug 15
Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting 
Aug 15
Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague 
Aug 15
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
Aug 17
Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ 
Aug 18
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic 
Aug 20
During the night 200,00 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops begin to invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring 
Aug 20
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 21
After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio 
Aug 21
Democratic Convention opens in Chicago 
Aug 21
Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor 
Aug 21
Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion 
Aug 21
Warsaw Pact forces contnue their invasion of Czechoslovakia to end the reform movement known as the Prague Spring 
Aug 21
William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) 
Aug 22
1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress. 
Aug 22
The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists. 
Aug 23
Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily 
Aug 23
Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew 
Aug 24
France became world's 5th thermonuclear power with detonation on Mururoa 
Aug 24
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 
Aug 25
Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship 
Aug 25
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf 
Aug 25
NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered 
Aug 27
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 28
Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention 
Aug 28
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" 
Aug 29
1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains) 
Aug 29
Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for US president (Chicago) 
Aug 30
1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude) 
Aug 30
John & Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden 
Aug 31
12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran 
Aug 31
68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher 
Aug 31
Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover 
Aug 31
Roy Face ties W Johnson's record of 802 pitching appearances with club 
Aug 31
Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr X) in Minn, to become NWA champ 
Aug 31
Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over. 
Sep 1
Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational 
Sep 1
Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed 
Sep 1
Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting 
Sep 2
Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 3
Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run 
Sep 4
Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra 
Sep 5
21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan 
Sep 5
82nd US Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (6-4 6-4) 
Sep 5
88th US Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (1412 57 63 36 63) 
Sep 5
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 6
Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Sep 8
"Funny Girl" with Barbra Striesand premieres 
Sep 8
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Sep 8
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic 
Sep 8
Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant 
Sep 9
1st US Open, held as an "open", Arthur Ashe wins, defeating Tom Okker 
Sep 9
WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 9
WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
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
Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 14
1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV 
Sep 14
Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season 
Sep 14
Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow 
Sep 14
USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight 
Sep 15
"Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV 
Sep 15
Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational 
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
WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting 
Sep 15
WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting 
Sep 15
Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8) 
Sep 16
KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins 
Sep 16
Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in" 
Sep 17
Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0 
Sep 17
Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon 
Sep 18
Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0 
Sep 19
Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR 
Sep 20
Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536 
Sep 22
Iraq adopts constitution 
Sep 22
KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast 
Sep 22
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open 
Sep 22
Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions 
Sep 22
Zond 5 completes flight 
Sep 23
WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 23
WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 23
WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
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 
Sep 24
NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack 
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 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 perfs 
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 
Sep 28
Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co" 
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 
Sep 29
Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown 
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 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 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 Britsh 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
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 10
Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series 
Oct 10
George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd 
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
Panama revolts 
Oct 12
"Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 perfs 
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. 
Oct 14
The rebuilt Euston railway station in London is opened. 
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 
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 
Oct 18
Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John & Yoko's apt 
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 perfs 
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) 
Oct 24
Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail 
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) 
Oct 25
Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby 
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
Soyuz 3 launched