Day 23: covering shows aired from 11.14.68 – 12.24.68 #dsxp #darkshadows

NOVEMBER

14th – “National Turn in Your Draft Card Day” features draft card burning
14th – 1st European lung transplant
14th – Yale University announces it is going co-educational
15th – 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary “Ball Four”
17th – “Zorba” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
17th – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies’ Golf Invitational
17th – NBC cuts to show “Heidi,” misses Raider’s rally to beat Jets, 43-32
17th – Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
19th – Mali military coup, president Modibo Keita flees
19th – Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
20th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
21st – Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
21st – Supremes & Temptations release “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”
22nd – 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
22nd – Beatles release “Beatles,” (White Album) their only double album
22nd – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
23rd – “Noel Coward’s Sweet Potato” closes at Booth NYC after 36 perfs
23rd – Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
24th – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
26th – 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
28th – John Lennon is fined £150 for unauthorized drug possession
29th – John & Yoko release their 1st album “Two Virgins” in UK
30th – 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21

DECEMBER
 1st – “Promises Promises” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
1st – Gonzalo Barrios elected pres of Venezuela
1st – Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
1st – Pirate Radio Modern (259) (England) begins transmitting
2nd – Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
3rd – NBC Elvis comeback special airs
3rd – Pitcher’s mound drops from 15″ to 10″ & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
5th – Rolling Stones release “Beggar’s Banquet” LP
6th – Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
6th – PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
7th – M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923
7th – Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
7th – Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandad took out in 1823
9th – NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
10th – Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
10th – Japan’s biggest heist, the still-unsolved “300 million yen robbery”, occurs in Tokyo.
11th – US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband
12th – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
12th – Rolling Stones film TV show “Rock ‘n Roll Circus”-never aired
12th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
13th – Playland at Beach reopens
13th – Pres Da Costa e Silva disbands parliament/grabs power
18th – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
20th – The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
21st – Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage
21st – David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash premiere together in Calif
22nd – Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower
23rd – 1st US case of space motion sickness
23rd – 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo’ released by North Korea
23rd – Borman, Lovell & Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon
23rd – North Korea releases Pueblo crew
24th – Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis