Day 15: covering shows aired from 1.4.68 — 2.12.68 #dsxp #darkshadows

Dan Rowan and Dick Martin as caricatured for N...
Dan Rowan and Dick Martin as caricatured for NBC by Sam Berman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jan 4th – Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
Jan 4th – Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
Jan 5th – Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
Jan 5th – Dubcek succeeds pres Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia
Jan 6th – Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
Jan 6th – Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
Jan 6th – Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
Jan 7th – “GE College Bowl” quiz show premieres on NBC TV
Jan 7th – 1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
Jan 8th – Jacques Cousteau’s 1st undersea special on US network TV
Jan 9th – 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
Jan 9th – Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon
Jan 10th – US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
Jan 11th – Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km)
Jan 12th – Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
Jan 12th – Nighttime version of “Hollywood Squares” premieres on NBC TV
Jan 13th – “Hallelujah, Baby!” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 perfs
Jan 13th – “Illya Darling” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 perfs
Jan 13th – Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)
Jan 14th – Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
Jan 16th – 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
Jan 16th – Jay Allen’s “Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” premieres in NYC
Jan 16th – The Youth International Party is founded.
Jan 17th – Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
Jan 18th – “Happy Time” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
Jan 18th – Hester & Appolinar’s musical “Your Own Thing,” premieres in NYC
Jan 18th – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jan 20th – Houston ends UCLA’s 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69
Jan 20th – US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Jan 20th – US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
Jan 20th – The Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win the Game of the Century.
Jan 21st – AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
Jan 21st – NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
Jan 21st – US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
Jan 21st – Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
Jan 22nd – “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premieres on NBC
Jan 22nd – Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
Jan 22nd – NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix
Jan 23rd – Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 23rd – Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea
Jan 25th – Risse St in Bronx named
Jan 25th – Robert Anderson’s “I Never Sang for My Father,” premieres in NYC
Jan 26th – Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
Jan 27th – “Darling of the Day” opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 perfs — This was Vincent Price’s Broadway musical.  No, I’m not kidding.
Jan 28th – 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper
Jan 28th – Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 29th – Nauru adopts constitution
Jan 30th – Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, “Honey”
Jan 30th – Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on US embassy in Saigon
Jan 31st – Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years
Jan 31st – Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
Jan 31st – Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32″), at Agata, USSR
Jan 31st – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 31st – Viet Cong’s Tet offensive begins
Feb 1st – Former VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
Feb 1st – Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
Feb 1st – World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
Feb 1st – Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to head
Feb 2nd – Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed
Feb 4th – “Golden Rainbow” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
Feb 4th – Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
Feb 5th – KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
Feb 5th – Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
Feb 5th – Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.
Feb 6th – 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
Feb 6th – Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam
Feb 6th – Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
Feb 6th – KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 7th – Arthur Miller’s “Price,” premieres in NYC
Feb 7th – Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls
Feb 7th – WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 8th – Officers kill 3 students demonstrating in SC State (Orangeburg)
Feb 9th – Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix
Feb 10th – “Spooky” by Classics IV hits #3
Feb 10th – Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
Feb 11th – Israeli-Jordan border fight
Feb 11th – Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Wash Bridge, Hudson River NY
Feb 11th – Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (NYC)