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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1968: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1968?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1968 Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • 02 Aug 1968 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
  • 04 Aug 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
  • 05 Aug 1968 WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 08 Aug 1968 Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
  • 09 Aug 1968 Yugoslav President Tito visits Prague
  • 10 Aug 1968 Race riot in Miami, Chicago and Little Rock
  • 11 Aug 1968 Satchel Paige, 62, and needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • 14 Aug 1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 15 Aug 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
  • 17 Aug 1968 Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ
  • 18 Aug 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
  • 20 Aug 1968 650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia
  • 21 Aug 1968 Democratic Convention opens in Chicago
  • 22 Aug 1968 Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultery.
  • 23 Aug 1968 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
  • 24 Aug 1968 France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world's fifth nuclear power.
  • 25 Aug 1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win US singles championship
  • 28 Aug 1968 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown
  • 29 Aug 1968 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)
  • 31 Aug 1968 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1968?
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Soul On Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

Soul On Ice

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The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.By

Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell

Testimony of Two Men

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An embattled young doctor, an angry and divided Pennsylvania town, a turn-of-the-century national scandal--out of these turbulent elements Taylor Caldwell crafted a major novel, a massively detailed chronicle of love, death, redemption, and the rise of modern medicine.

The Queen'S Confession by Victoria Holt

The Queen'S Confession

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412 paged hardcover including Bibliography "The Queen's Confession" by Victoria Holt.

The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg

The Rich And The Super-Rich

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Thirty years ago, a bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans.

The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet by Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker

The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet

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The Stillman diet became the rage back in the 1960's and 1970's. Why? Because it works! Unless you’ve always been slim, chances are you’ve heard of the famous “ONE Pound