The Apollo 7 splashdown took place without a hitch on October 22, 1968. Launches and splashdowns were a big event when I was a kid. We watched them all. A big space race between the U.S. and Russia.
October 22, 2008: Chandrayaan Lift-Off
It's interesting to note that 40 years later, to the day, India has launched it's first moon mission! Check out the story and videos here. Chandrayaan-1 Launch India's now in a space race with China. Some things just don't change!!