1968 in History
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 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 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 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 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 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 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand, 51 died
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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