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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1968 AD

January

January 1: ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp and FM)
January 1: Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain
January 1: Netherlands gets color TV
January 1: WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
January 2: Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant
January 2: KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
January 2: "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 49 performances
January 4: Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
January 4: Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
January 5: Dr. Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
January 5: Dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia
January 6: Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 8 weeks
January 6: Dr. N E Shumway performs 1st U.S. adult cardiac transplant operation
January 6: Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by U.S. for soft-landing on Moon
January 7: 1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
January 7: "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
January 8: Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on U.S. network TV
January 9: 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
January 9: Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon
January 10: "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1
January 10: U.S. Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
January 11: Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
January 12: Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
January 12: Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
January 13: Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
January 13: "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 293 performances
January 13: "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 320 performances
January 13: Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
January 14: Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, quarterback
January 15: KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
January 16: 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
January 16: Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in New York City
January 17: Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
January 18: "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 286 performances
January 18: Hester and Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in New York City
January 18: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
January 19: WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
January 20: Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69
January 20: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
January 20: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
January 21: AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
January 21: NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
January 21: U.S. B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
January 22: Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
January 22: NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee and Phoenix
January 22: "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
January 23: Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 23: Spy ship USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
January 25: Risse St. in Bronx named
January 25: Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in New York City
January 26: Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
January 27: "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater New York City for 31 performances
January 28: 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper
January 28: Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame
January 29: Nauru adopts constitution
January 30: Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
January 30: Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on U.S. embassy in Saigon
January 31: Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs. India in his last Test for ten years
January 31: Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
January 31: Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, U.S.S.R.
January 31: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 31: Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins

February

February 1: Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to head
February 1: Former Vice President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for presidency
February 1: Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
February 1: World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
February 2: Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
February 4: Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
February 4: "Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 355 performances
February 5: KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
February 5: Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
February 6: 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
February 6: Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns U.S. bombing of North Vietnam
February 6: Former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
February 6: KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 7: Arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in New York City
February 7: Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls
February 7: WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 8: Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in South Carolina State (Orangeburg)
February 9: Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix
February 10: Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
February 10: "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
February 11: Israeli-Jordan border fight
February 11: Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River New York
February 11: Madison Square Garden III closes MSG IV opens (New York City)
February 13: U.S. sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
February 14: Pennsylvania Railroad/New York City Central merge into Penn Central
February 14: WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, North Carolina (IND) begins broadcasting
February 15: Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
February 15: WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 16: Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon and wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
February 16: Country's 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
February 16: Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
February 17: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Massachusetts, opens
February 18: 10,000 demonstrators against U.S. in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
February 18: 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
February 18: British adopts year-round daylight savings time
February 18: David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
February 19: 1st U.S. Teachers strike in Florida
February 20: John Cleese (Monty Python) marries Connie Booth
February 20: State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A and M
February 21: 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin
February 21: Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
February 22: Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
February 23: Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points
February 24: 1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
February 24: "Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott New York City after 31 performances
February 24: Discovery of 1st pulsar announced
February 24: Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
February 24: Jocelyn Bell discovers 1st pulsar
February 24: U.S. troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
February 25: 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
February 25: Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
February 26: Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
February 29: 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
February 29: Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy
February 29: Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres
February 29: National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism and demands aid given to blacks
February 29: U.S. end regular flights with nuclear bombs
February 29: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

March

March 1: NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
March 1: Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
March 1: Singers Johnny Cash (36) and June Carter (38) wed
March 1: Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
March 2: Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
March 2: Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova and Protopopov (U.S.S.R.)
March 2: Men's Figure Skating Champions in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
March 2: U.S.S.R. launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit
March 2: USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world
March 2: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (U.S.)
March 3: Greece, Portugal and Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague
March 3: "Here's Where I Belong" opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City
March 3: Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts
March 4: Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
March 4: Martin Luther King, Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign
March 4: Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
March 5: U.S. launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun
March 8: 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
March 8: Fillmore East opens
March 8: Students demonstrate in Warsaw
March 9: 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up and Away, Sgt. Pepper's wins 4
March 10: Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand (200 killed)
March 11: Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
March 11: Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 12nd string quartet
March 11: Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for " Dock of the Bay"
March 12: Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
March 12: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 13: Beatles release "Lady Madonna" in the UK
March 14: CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
March 14: POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
March 15: Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27' 2.75")
March 15: British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns
March 15: Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept," but wouldn't prohibit rock and roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
March 15: LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
March 15: U.S. Mint stops buying and selling gold
March 15: Uprising in South Yemen
March 16: My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
March 16: Robert F. Kennedy announces presidential campaign
March 17: 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington D.C. by U.S. and 6 European nations
March 17: Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA St. Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open
March 18: Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
March 18: WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 18: WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 19: Howard University students seize administration building
March 20: Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from U.S. paper money
March 20: Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)
March 21: Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London
March 21: Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
March 21: Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tome
March 21: "Royals" chosen as the name of new Kansas City AL franchise
March 22: Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
March 22: Lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone
March 22: Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
March 23: 30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats North Carolina 78-55
March 23: Reverend Walter Fauntroy, is 1st non-voting congressional delegate from DC
March 24: Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational
March 25: KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 25: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 27: Japanese Trade and Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
March 27: Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
March 29: Students seize building at Bowie State College
March 30: General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
March 31: Lyndon Baines Johnson announces he will not seek re-election
March 31: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open
March 31: Seattle's AL club is named Pilots

April

April 1: KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
April 2: Beatles form Python Music Ltd.
April 2: Chad creates Union of Central African States
April 2: Senator Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin
April 3: North Vietnam agrees to meet U.S. reps to set up preliminary peace talks
April 4: Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned
April 4: "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 28 performances
April 5: Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens
April 5: U.S. marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
April 6: 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
April 6: Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis
April 6: Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)
April 6: HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
April 8: 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 8: Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of Martin Luther King assassination
April 8: Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms
April 8: New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
April 8: WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 9: East Germany adopts constitution
April 9: Martin Luther King, Jr., buried in Atlanta
April 9: Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
April 9: Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
April 10: 40th Academy Awards - "Heat of the Night," Rod Steiger and K Hepburn win
April 10: "George M!" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 435 performances
April 10: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 11: Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president
April 11: President Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
April 11: West Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration
April 11: WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 14: 1st NBA game at Madison Square Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers
April 14: 32nd Golf Masters Championship: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277
April 14: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA O'Sullivan Golf Open
April 14: Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card
April 15: Houston Astros beat New York Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings
April 17: A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles
April 17: "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 72 performances
April 18: 178,000 employees of U.S. Bell Telephone System go on strike
April 18: 1st ABA basketball championship began
April 18: Dutch Department of Amnesty International forms
April 18: London Bridge is sold to U.S. oil company to be erected in Arizona
April 18: Mart Crowley's "Boys in the Band," premieres in New York City
April 18: Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII," premieres in London
April 18: San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished
April 18: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 19: 72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Connecticut in 2:22:17
April 19: Belgian construction workers strike
April 19: NL owners approve expansion for 2 new teams
April 20: Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM
April 20: South Africa Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed
April 21: 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz and Guilderstern and Hallelujah Baby! win
April 21: Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
April 23: 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 and 10 pence)
April 23: "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 7 performances
April 23: United Methodist Church forms
April 24: ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
April 24: Leftist students take over Columbia University, New York City
April 24: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 25: "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 512 performances
April 26: Students seize administration building at Ohio State
April 26: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 26: U.S. underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device
April 27: Baltimore Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0
April 27: Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands
April 27: "Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin New York City after 28 performances
April 28: 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
April 28: Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies' Golf Invitational
April 29: "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 1750 performances
April 30: 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 New York Yankees in a 9 inning game

May

May 1: "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne New York City after 215 performances
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 Los Angeles 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 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 2:02
May 5: Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
May 6: Battle between students and 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 U.S. and 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 and police battle in Paris, 100s injured
May 12: "March of Poor" under Reverend Abernathy reach Washington, D.C.
May 12: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
May 12: WSKG TV channel 46 in Binghamton, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
May 13: 1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle and Pompidou
May 14: Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
May 14: Czechoslovakian government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek
May 14: RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin
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 and John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host
May 15: "Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
May 16: Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
May 17: European Space Research Org launches 1st satellite
May 17: Frank Howard belts record 8th home run in 5th straight game
May 17: U.S. 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 home run, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
May 18: Frank Howard ties AL record with home run in his 6th consecutive game his 10 home runs in the most in 6 games
May 19: 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible and Barbara Bain
May 19: Frank Howard fails to homer, after hitting 10 in 6 consecutive games
May 21: Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
May 21: Nuclear-powered sub Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing and is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
May 21: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert
May 21: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (underground)
May 21: WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
May 22: Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 home runs, a double and a single
May 23: A. C. 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 and Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
May 24: President De Gaulle proposes referendum and students set fire to Paris bourse
May 25: BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich
May 25: BPAA U.S. 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 Yankees 4-3
May 27: NL awards Montreal and SD major league franchises
May 27: Nuclear submarine Scorpion is lost
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: Truth in Lending Act signed into law
May 29: U.N. 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, East Germany, blown up
May 30: West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law

June

June 1: 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
June 1: Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1
June 2: Canadians must get government permission to export silver
June 2: WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, Kentucky (ABC) 1st broadcast
June 3: Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
June 3: Poor Peoples March on Washington
June 3: Yankees turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
June 4: Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
June 5: Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
June 6: WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
June 7: Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
June 8: Bermuda adopts its constitution
June 8: Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
June 8: Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
June 8: James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., captured
June 8: New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
June 8: Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
June 9: 38th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62)
June 9: 38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)
June 9: Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
June 9: Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
June 10: AL games at Baltimore and Chicago postponed honoring Robert Kennedy
June 10: "Danny Thomas Hour," last airs on NBC-TV
June 10: KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
June 10: WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
June 12: "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 540 performances
June 14: Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
June 15: 15th Curtis Cup: U.S., 10 -7
June 15: "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne New York City after 220 performances
June 15: "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 561 performances
June 15: John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral
June 15: "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 52 performances
June 15: Yummy Yummy Yummy by Ohio Express hits #4
June 16: 68th U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
June 16: Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's U.S. open under par
June 16: Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic
June 17: Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
June 17: KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
June 17: Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
June 18: Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale and rental of housing
June 19: 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
June 20: Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
June 21: Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
June 22: "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
June 24: 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
June 24: Australia all out for 78 vs. England at Lord's
June 24: Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
June 24: Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleveland 14-3
June 24: Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
June 24: Resurrection City in Washington D.C. closed permanently
June 25: Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
June 26: Executive Council decides both AL and NL to divide into 2 divisions
June 26: Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
June 27: Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
June 28: Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
June 29: "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
June 30: E German party leader Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
June 30: Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 chairs
June 30: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

July

July 1: Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch
July 1: Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard
July 1: John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)
July 1: U.S., Britain, U.S.S.R. and 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
July 1: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
July 3: 41 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
July 3: Cleveland Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
July 4: Arthur Kopit's "Indians," premieres in London
July 4: Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched (o 450 m)
July 5: 82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (63 64 62)
July 5: John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
July 5: "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
July 5: Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to Los Angeles Lakers
July 6: 75th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
July 6: Sacharov publishes "Manifest of 10,000 words"
July 7: 23rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
July 7: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 7: Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
July 8: Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
July 9: 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
July 9: 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
July 9: All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants
July 10: NL announces break into 2 divisions for 1969
July 11: Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
July 11: Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
July 12: Couve de Murville forms government in France
July 12: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 13: 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
July 13: French government-Couve de Murville forms
July 14: Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th home run off San Francisco Giant Mike McCormick
July 14: Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
July 14: Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1
July 14: WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 15: Commercial air travel begins between U.S. and U.S.S.R.
July 15: France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 15: New Jersey Americans moved to Comack and become New York Nets (ABA)
July 15: "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
July 15: Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
July 17: Beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
July 18: Intel incorporates
July 20: Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
July 20: Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
July 21: 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley, Texas
July 21: Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
July 21: Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman
July 23: Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
July 23: PLO's 1st hijacking of an El Al plane
July 23: Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
July 24: Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
July 25: Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
July 27: Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
July 27: Race Riot in Gary, Indiana
July 29: Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
July 29: Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
July 29: Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
July 29: Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
July 29: Washington D.C. Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs. Cleveland
July 30: Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
July 30: Washington Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
July 31: Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free

August

August 1: Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
August 1: Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
August 1: WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
August 2: 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
August 3: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 4: 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, California
August 4: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
August 4: WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, New York (UNI) begins broadcasting
August 5: WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, Tennessee (IND) 1st broadcast
August 8: Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
August 8: Race riot in Miami, Florida
August 8: Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Nixon for president
August 9: Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
August 10: Race riot in Miami, Chicago and Little Rock
August 10: Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
August 11: Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
August 11: Satchel Paige, 62, and needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
August 14: Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
August 14: Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
August 15: Romanian president Ceausescu visits Prague
August 15: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
August 17: Dick Beyers (Dr. X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ
August 18: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
August 20: 650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia
August 20: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 21: After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
August 21: Democratic Convention opens in Chicago
August 21: Marine James Anderson, Jr. is 1st black Medal of Honor winner
August 21: Radio Prague, Czechoslovakia at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion
August 21: Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement
August 21: William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
August 22: 1st papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
August 22: Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry
August 22: Pope Paul VI opens Eucharistic congress in Bogota
August 23: Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
August 23: Yankees and Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
August 24: France became world's 5th thermonuclear power, explodes on Mururoa
August 25: Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win U.S. singles championship
August 25: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
August 25: New York Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game and homered
August 28: Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem National Conven
August 29: 1st U.S. Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr. Vija Vuskains)
August 29: Democratics nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president (Chicago)
August 29: Norwegian king Harald V marries Sonja
August 30: 1st record under Apple label, Beatle's Hey Jude
August 30: John and Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at MSG
August 31: 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
August 31: 68th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
August 31: Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover
August 31: Roy Face ties W Johnson's record of 802 pitching appearances with club
August 31: Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr. X) in Minn, to become NWA champ

September

September 1: Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
September 1: Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
September 2: Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 3: Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
September 4: Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
September 5: 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan
September 5: 82nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (64 64)
September 5: 88th U.S. Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker
September 5: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 6: Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day)
September 8: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
September 8: "Funny Girl" with Barbra Striesand premieres
September 8: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
September 8: Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
September 9: 1st U.S. Open, held as an "open" (Arthur Ashe-wins)
September 9: Arthur Ashe defeats Tom Okker to win U.S. Tennis Open
September 9: Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
September 9: WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 9: WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 12: Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
September 13: Albania leaves Warsaw pact
September 14: 1st broadcast of 60 Minutes on CBS-TV
September 14: Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
September 14: Dmitri Shostakovich' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
September 14: U.S.S.R.'s Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight
September 15: "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
September 15: Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
September 15: Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry
September 15: Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
September 15: WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
September 15: WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
September 16: KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
September 16: Richard Nixon appears on "Laugh-in"
September 17: Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 1-0
September 17: Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
September 18: Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits San Francisco Giants 2-0
September 19: Denny McLain's 31st win and Mickey Mantle's 535th home run
September 20: Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536
September 22: Iraq adopts constitution
September 22: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open
September 22: KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
September 22: Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning and plays all 9 positions
September 22: Zond 5 completes flight
September 23: WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 23: WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 23: WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 23: WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 23: WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 23: WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 23: WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 23: WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 24: "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
September 24: New York Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack
September 24: "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
September 24: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 26: 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
September 26: Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
September 26: St. Louis Cardinals' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout, ends with 1.12 ERA
September 26: Theatre censorship ends in Britain
September 27: Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
September 27: France refuses U.K. entry into common market
September 27: "Hair" opens in London
September 28: Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hour
September 28: Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
September 28: Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
September 28: Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes
September 28: "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 286 performances
September 28: "Hey Jude" by Beatles peaks at #1
September 28: Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother and Holding Co"
September 28: Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21,995 miles in 1 hour
September 28: "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore New York City for 17 performances
September 29: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
September 29: Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
September 29: Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
September 30: 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
September 30: AL and NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
September 30: Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
September 30: Supremes release "Love Child"

October

October 1: "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
October 2: 1st London performance of "Promises Promises" presented
October 2: 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
October 2: Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
October 2: Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
October 2: Peru coup under General Velasco Alvarado, President Belaunde Terry flees
October 2: Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
October 3: Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope," premieres in New York City
October 3: Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaunde Terry in Peru
October 3: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 5: Battles between Catholic demonstrators and police in Londonderry
October 5: KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, California (ABC) begins
October 7: Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
October 8: Aircraft carrier Charles Doorman sold to Argentina
October 9: Government seizes oil fields in Peru
October 9: WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 10: Detroit Tigers beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
October 10: George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd.
October 10: Lee Evans of U.S. sets 400 meter record at 43.86
October 10: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 11: Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
October 11: Billy Martin named manager of Twins
October 11: Panama revolts
October 12: 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
October 12: Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
October 12: "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore New York City after 17 performances
October 12: Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
October 13: Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
October 14: 1st live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft (Apollo 7)
October 14: Beatles "White Album" completed
October 14: Gruener and Watson (U.S.) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas
October 14: In NL expansion draft, Expos and Padres choose 30 players each
October 14: J R Hines of U.S. runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
October 15: AL expansion draft, Kansas City pick Roger Nelson and Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
October 16: China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
October 16: Czechoslovakia and Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
October 16: During Olympics Tommie Smith and John Carlos give black power salute
October 16: Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 minutes on 9 penalties in a game and 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
October 16: Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
October 18: Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29'2 ") in Mexico City
October 18: Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas
October 18: Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 meter dash
October 18: U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
October 19: Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
October 20: Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
October 20: "Her 1st Roman" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 17 performances
October 20: Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis
October 20: Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
October 22: Apollo 7 returns to Earth
October 23: Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 minutes 34.9 seconds)
October 23: "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 82 performances
October 25: Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its 1st settler
October 25: Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby
October 26: 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
October 26: KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, California (NBC) begins broadcastng
October 26: Soyuz 3 launched
October 27: 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
October 27: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational
October 29: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
October 30: Jaqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
October 30: Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
October 30: Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
October 30: Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam
October 31: Linda Eastman moves to U.K. permanently
October 31: Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
October 31: President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
October 31: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

November

November 1: Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
November 1: Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
November 1: "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 36 performances
November 1: U.S. pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
November 1: University of Suriname opens
November 2: "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 17 performances
November 3: Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
November 3: Ex-premier Papandreou buried/300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
November 3: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
November 3: New York Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
November 4: Battles between Jordan army and Al Fatah-arm forces
November 4: WRDU (now WPTF) TV chan 28 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (NBC) 1st broadcast
November 4: WTOG TV channel 44 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
November 5: 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
November 5: Nixon (R) beats Vice President Humphrey (D) and George C. Wallace for presidency
November 6: Nixon elected 37th President of U.S., defeating Hubert Humphrey
November 6: Students of San Francisco State Counsel go on strike
November 7: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
November 8: Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John
November 9: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 10: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
November 10: Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar and return flight
November 10: Portuguese socialist Mario Soares freed
November 11: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
November 11: Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic
November 11: Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
November 12: KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 12: Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional
November 13: Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
November 14: 1st European lung transplant
November 14: "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning
November 14: Yale University announces it is going co-educational
November 15: 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
November 17: John Kander/Fred Ebbs musical "Zorba," premieres in New York City
November 17: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
November 17: KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 17: NBC cuts to show "Heidi," misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
November 17: "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 305 performances
November 18: Military coup in Mali, President Keita ousted
November 19: Mali military coup, president Modibo Keita flees
November 19: Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
November 20: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 21: Cincinnati trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
November 21: Supremes and Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
November 21: Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage
November 22: 1st interracial TV kiss, Star Trek-Kirk and Uhura
November 22: Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album
November 22: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 23: Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love and Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
November 23: "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth New York City after 36 performances
November 24: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
November 26: 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern California (RB)
November 28: John Lennon is fined 150 pounds for unauthorized drug possession
November 29: John and Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
November 30: 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21

December

December 1: Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical premieres in New York City
December 1: Gonzalo Barrios elected President of Venezuela
December 1: "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 1281 performances
December 2: President Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
December 3: Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" and strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
December 5: Rolling Stones release "Beggar's Banquet" LP
December 6: Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
December 6: PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
December 6: WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
December 7: M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923
December 7: Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
December 7: Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandad took out in 1823
December 9: KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 10: Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
December 11: KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, California (CBS) 1st broadcast
December 11: U.S. Soccer Football Assoc refuses to let NASL disband
December 12: Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
December 12: Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
December 12: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 13: Playland at Beach reopens
December 13: President Da Costa e Silva disbands parliament/grabs power
December 16: KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin begins broadcasting
December 18: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 19: WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, Georgia (NBC) begins broadcasting
December 21: Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell and Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
December 21: David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash premiere together in California
December 22: Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower
December 23: 1st U.S. case of space motion sickness
December 23: 82 members of U.S. intelligence ship 'Pueblo' released by North Korea
December 23: Borman, Lovell and Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon
December 23: North Korea releases Pueblo crew
December 24: Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
December 24: WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 25: Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon
December 26: Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1
December 26: Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors and 2 game misconducts in a game against New York Rangers in New York's MSG
December 26: Jay Allens "Forty Carats," premieres in New York City
December 26: Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Boston as opener for Vanilla Fudge
December 27: Apollo 8 returns to Earth
December 27: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
December 28: 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
December 28: 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
December 28: Beatles' "Beatles-White Album," goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
December 28: Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
December 28: KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, California (IND) 1st broadcast
December 29: Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
December 29: Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
December 29: New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
December 30: -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Mazama and Winthrop, Washington (state record)
December 31: 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
December 31: 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144
December 31: New York Jets win AFL championship
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