Day 17: covering shows aired from 3.22.68 – 4.30.68 #dsxp #darkshadows

Saturn V
Saturn V (Photo credit: Caroline’s eye)
English: Tomb of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Cor...
English: Tomb of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Coretta Scott King (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mar 22nd – Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
Mar 22nd – Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone
Mar 22nd – Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
Mar 23rd – 30th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: UCLA beats NC 78-55
Mar 23rd – Rev Walter Fauntroy, is 1st non-voting congressional delegate from DC
Mar 24th – Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational
Mar 25th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 27th – Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF
Mar 27th – Suharto succeeds Sukarno as president of Indonesia
Mar 29th – Students seize building at Bowie State College
Mar 30th – General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
Mar 31st – LBJ announces he will not seek re-election
Mar 31st – Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open
Mar 31st – Pirate Radio Station Pegaus (NZ) begins transmitting
Mar 31st – Seattle’s AL club is named Pilots

Apr 5th – US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
Apr 6th – 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution
Apr 6th – Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis
Apr 6th – Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)
Apr 6th – HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas
Apr 6th – In Richmond, Indiana’s downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
Apr 7th – Jim Clark, two-time F1 World Champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500, dies in a racing accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Germany.
Apr 8th – 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of M L King
Apr 8th – Baseball’s Opening Day is postponed because of M L King assassination
Apr 8th – Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms
Apr 8th – New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
Apr 9th – German DR adopts constitution
Apr 9th – Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta
Apr 9th – Minn’s Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
Apr 9th – Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
Apr 10th – Ferry Wahine sinks in Wellington harbour, New Zealand on route from Lyttelton (51 killed)
Apr 10th – “George M!” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
Apr 10th – 40th Academy Awards – “Heat of the Night,” Rod Steiger & K Hepburn win
,Apr 10th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Apr 11th – Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president
Apr 11th – Pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
Apr 11th – W Berlin student Rudi Dutschke seriously wounded at demonstration
Apr 12th – Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
Apr 14th – 1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers
Apr 14th – 32nd Golf Masters Championship: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277
Apr 14th – Marilynn Smith wins LPGA O’Sullivan Golf Open
Apr 14th – Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card
Apr 15th – Houston Astros beat NY Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings
Apr 17th – “Fade Out-Fade In” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Apr 17th – A’s 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Balt Orioles
Apr 18th – 178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike
Apr 18th – 1st ABA basketball championship began
Apr 18th – Dutch Department of Amnesty International forms
Apr 18th – London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
Apr 18th – Mart Crowley’s “Boys in the Band,” premieres in NYC
Apr 18th – Peter Luke’s “Hadrian VII,” premieres in London
Apr 18th – SF’s Old Hall of Justice demolished
Apr 18th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Apr 19th – 72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Conn in 2:22:17
Apr 19th – Belgian construction workers strike
Apr 19th – NL owners approve expansion for 2 new teams
Apr 20th – Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada’s PM
Apr 20th – S Afr Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed
Apr 20th – English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.
Apr 21st – 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz & Guilderstern & Hallelujah Baby! win
Apr 21st – Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
Apr 23rd – “I’m Solomon” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances
Apr 23rd – 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 pence)
Apr 23rd – United Methodist Church forms
Apr 24th – ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
Apr 24th – Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
Apr 24th – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Apr 24th – Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
Apr 25th – “Half a Sixpence” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
Apr 26th – Students seize administration building at Ohio State
Apr 26th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Apr 26th – US underground nuclear test, “Boxcar,” 1 megaton device
Apr 27th – “Education of Hyman Kaplan” closes at Alvin NYC after 28 perfs
Apr 27th – Balt Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0
Apr 27th – Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands
Apr 28th – 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
Apr 28th – Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies’ Golf Invitational
Apr 29th – “Hair” opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
Apr 30th – 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
Apr 2nd – Beatles form Python Music Ltd
Apr 2nd – Chad creates Union of Central African States
Apr 2nd – Senator E Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin
Apr 3rd – N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks
Apr 4th – “Education of Hyman Kaplan” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 perfs
Apr 4th – Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned
Apr 4th – Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
Apr 5th – Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens