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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1968.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1968: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1968?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1968 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Apr 1968 Chad creates Union of Central African States.
  • 03 Apr 1968 North Vietnam agrees to meet US representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
  • 04 Apr 1968 Education of Hyman Kaplan opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 05 Apr 1968 Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens
  • 06 Apr 1968 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis.
  • 07 Apr 1968 Racing driver Jim Clark is killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim.
  • 08 Apr 1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to April 10th due to death of M L King
  • 09 Apr 1968 German DR adopts constitution
  • 10 Apr 1968 George M! opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
  • 11 Apr 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
  • 12 Apr 1968 In Schenectady, New York, USA a house is hit by a falling meteorite.
  • 14 Apr 1968 32nd Golf Masters Championship: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277.
  • 15 Apr 1968 Houston Astros beat the New York Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings
  • 17 Apr 1968 Fade Out-Fade In closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 18 Apr 1968 178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike.
  • 19 Apr 1968 72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Connecticut in 2:22:17 (first American to win since 1957).
  • 20 Apr 1968 South African Airways Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed.
  • 21 Apr 1968 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz and Guilderstern and Hallelujah Baby! win.
  • 23 Apr 1968 United Methodist Church forms.
  • 24 Apr 1968 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas.
  • 25 Apr 1968 Half a Sixpence opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
  • 26 Apr 1968 US underground nuclear test, Boxcar, 1 megaton device
  • 27 Apr 1968 Education of Hyman Kaplan closes at Alvin NYC after 28 performances
  • 28 Apr 1968 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
  • 29 Apr 1968 Hair opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1968?
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The Economics Of Crisis by Eliot Janeway

The Economics Of Crisis

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This might have been titled "The War Behind the War," for it concerns policy for management of our economy in WW II.

Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester

Gipsy Moth Circles The World

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Coward-McCann, 1968, Very good., Blue cloth. Text clean. Jacket edges worn. Book Club edition. [Sailing, Gipsy Moth IV, Travel] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent And Child

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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children.

Couples by John Updike

Couples

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One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing epitaph to the short, happy life …

Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie

Nicholas And Alexandra

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The story of the love that ended an empireIn this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the