50 Years
Updated On: Oct 24, 2018
The year was 1968. In the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson was the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 4.27% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 943.  If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $14,950.00 while your average salary was $7,850.00. The Green Bay Packers were the NFL Champions, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals, and The Detroit Tigers were the World Series Champions.
In global news, Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first successful heart transplant in South Africa. In France, 800,000 teachers, workers and student protesters marched through the French capital during a one day general strike. The Beatles released their White Album, and Martian Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy were both assassinated.
In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:
  • Robert Ahmad

  • William J Angelo

  • Michael D Beaumont

  • Eugene R Boccolini

  • Russell Boozel

  • Larry L Borger

  • Hans W Borgmann

  • Wiliam E Boyd Jr.

  • Louis Brubaker

  • Robert A Burke Jr.

  • Charles J Butera Jr.

  • John M Callander

  • Michael N Carpino

  • Michael Chickersky

  • William S Clark

  • Wayne W Clark

  • Daniel T Collins

  • Jerry R Conrad

  • Barry E Daniels

  • John P Dannunzio Jr.

  • Dennis J Disario

  • Fredrick C Dunkley

  • Garry R Ebersole

  • Dennis E Engles

  • Charles E Fay

  • Harvey E Fries Jr.

  • Robert J Gallagher

  • Raymond W Gifford Jr.

  • Donald H Goble

  • Charles H Green

  • Edgar T Heinold

  • Edward W Helman

  • William A Hottenstein

  • John E Kolla

  • Michael Leschick Jr.

  • Nicholas J Lochetta

  • James R Lorah

  • William F Lynn

  • Earl G Marion

  • Thomas H McLaughlin

  • Earl E Meckes

  • C W Moore

  • James T Ott

  • Robert J Petrucci

  • Gerald M Poindexter

  • Gregory J Povenski

  • George N Redner

  • Raymond J Riggins

  • Raymond E Ritter

  • Donald L Rosenzweig

  • Richard Schock

  • David J Sharpley

  • Joseph W Siek

  • Donald C Simon

  • Robert R Smith

  • Gilbert L Snyder

  • Lester E Synder Jr.

  • Stanley E Stracham

  • Roy L Turner

  • Neil J Weir

  • James S White 

  • Albert Williams

  • Richard M Wise

  • Thomas J Wolownik

  • Curtis F Wotring

  • Carl J Zajac


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