August 1968 calendar

August 1968

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1968?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 31 Aug 1968 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1968?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Hello, I Love You
  2. - People Got To Be Free
  3. - Classical Gas
  4. - Born To Be Wild
  5. - Stoned Soul Picnic

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mony Mony
  2. - Hey Jude
  3. - Fire
  4. - Those Were The Days
  5. - This Guy's In Love With You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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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



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


Which were the most popular books released in August 1968?
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The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

The Naked Ape


This classic work is a landmark in popular psychology and anthropology. Zoologist Desmond Morris sees humans as another species of animal in the book that was first published in 1967.

The Queen'S Confession by Victoria Holt

The Queen'S Confession


Hardcover 412 pages, including Bibliography "The Queen's Confession", by Victoria Holt

The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child

The French Chef Cookbook


The French Chef Cookbook: From The French Chef, PBS's original series, you will find all of Julia Child's recipes here.

The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg

The Rich And The Super-Rich


A book that told the story about the lords and glittering clans of wealth was published thirty years ago.

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner


The only lasting, effective revolt against American Negroslavy took place in the late summer 1831 in remote Virginia...