Historical Events for February 1968

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Events 1 - 59 of 59

1st - Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
1st - Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
1st - World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
1st - Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.
2nd - Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
4th - "Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
4th - Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
4th - Around 100 Indians and Pakistanis from Kenya arrive in Britain, escaping discrimination
5th - KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
5th - Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
Coach Vince LombardiCoach Vince Lombardi 5th - Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.
5th - A fishing trawler from Hull sinks off the coast of Iceland
6th - 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
6th - Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam
6th - Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
6th - KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
7th - Arthur Miller's "Price," premieres in NYC
7th - Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls
7th - WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
8th - Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in SC State (Orangeburg)
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller 9th - Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix
10th - "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
10th - Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
11th - Israeli-Jordan border fight
11th - Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Wash Bridge, Hudson River NY
11th - Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (NYC)
13th - US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
14th - Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
14th - WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
15th - Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
15th - WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
16th - US 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 16th - Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
16th - Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
17th - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens
18th - 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
18th - 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
18th - British adopts year-round daylight savings time as a trial
18th - David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
19th - 1st US Teachers strike (Florida)
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 20th - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M
21st - 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin
21st - Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
22nd - Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
23rd - Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points
24th - "Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 perfs
24th - Discovery of 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish)
24th - Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 24th - US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
25th - 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
25th - Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
26th - Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
28th - Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
29th - 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
29th - Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy
29th - Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres
29th - US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
29th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
29th - National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks

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