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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

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Stolen Kisses

Stolen Kisses

Release year: 1968

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Rachel, Rachel

Rachel, Rachel

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons

Teorema

Teorema

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky

Country: United States of America

Wheel of Ashes

Wheel of Ashes

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Peter Emmanuel Goldman

Starring: Pierre Clémenti, Katinka Bo, Pierre Besançon, Richard Leblanc

With Six You Get Eggroll

With Six You Get Eggroll

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Howard Morris

Starring: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey

Books

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The Right People by Stephen Birmingham

The Right People

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Stephen Birmingham, whose wise and witty ways with the privileged and well-placed have seen him successfully through five novels, as well as "Our Crowd" - a study of New York's Jewish

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning

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From the City of Light to the Suit of Lights with the authors of Is Paris Burning? as they trace the rise of matador El Cordobes from anonymous, impoverished boyhood to

The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child

The French Chef Cookbook

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The French Chef Cookbook From The French Chef, the PBS series that began it all, here are all the recipes that introduced Julia Child to an American public hungry for

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 Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner

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In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery...The