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In the year 1968

459 Notable deaths

Martin Luther King Jr.

American civil-rights activist and leader (1929–1968).

Born January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta. [ref]

Died April 4th, 1968 at 39 years old in Memphis (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician and brother of john f. kennedy (1925-1968).

Born November 20th, 1925 in Brookline. [ref]

Died June 6th, 1968 at 42 years old in Los Angeles (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Helen Keller

American author and activist (1880–1968).

Born June 27th, 1880 in Tuscumbia. [ref]

Died June 1st, 1968 at 87 years old in Easton (disease). [ref]

Yuri Gagarin

Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, first human in space (1934–1968).

Born March 9th, 1934 in Klushino. [ref]

Died March 27th, 1968 at 34 years old in Novosyolovo (aviation accident). [ref]

John Steinbeck

American writer (1902–1968).

Born February 27th, 1902 in Salinas. [ref]

Died December 20th, 1968 at 66 years old in New York City, Harlem (heart failure). [ref]

Bumpy Johnson

African-american mobster (1905-1968).

Born October 31st, 1905 in Charleston.

Died July 7th, 1968 at 62 years old in Harlem (myocardial infarction).

Tallulah Bankhead

American actress.

Born January 31st, 1902 in Huntsville.

Died December 12th, 1968 at 66 years old in New York City (pneumonia).

Padre Pio

Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic.

Born May 25th, 1887 in Pietrelcina.

Died September 30th, 1968 at 81 years old in San Giovanni Rotondo.

Randolph Churchill

British politician, son of british prime minister winston churchill (1911-1968).

Born May 21st, 1911 in London. [ref]

Died June 6th, 1968 at 57 years old in Suffolk (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Enid Blyton

English author (1897–1968).

Born August 11th, 1897 in East Dulwich. [ref]

Died November 28th, 1968 at 71 years old in Hampstead (Alzheimer's disease). [ref]

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