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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1968?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1968 Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head.
  • 02 Feb 1968 Springer Publishers in West Berlin bombed.
  • 04 Feb 1968 Golden Rainbow opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
  • 05 Feb 1968 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Feb 1968 KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Feb 1968 WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Feb 1968 Officers kill three students demonstrating in South Carolina State (Orangeburg).
  • 09 Feb 1968 Rotterdam metro is opened by Princess Beatrix.
  • 10 Feb 1968 Spooky by Classics IV hits #3
  • 11 Feb 1968 Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-metre jump off Washington Bridge into Hudson River, New York.
  • 12 Feb 1968 Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
  • 13 Feb 1968 US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam.
  • 14 Feb 1968 WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Feb 1968 WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Feb 1968 America's first 9-1-1 phone system goes into service in Haleyville, Alabama.
  • 17 Feb 1968 In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.
  • 18 Feb 1968 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
  • 19 Feb 1968 First US teachers strike (Florida).
  • 20 Feb 1968 State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A&M
  • 21 Feb 1968 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West Berlin.
  • 22 Feb 1968 Rock group Genesis release their first record "The Silent Sun".
  • 23 Feb 1968 Wilt Chamberlain becomes first NBA player to score 25,000 points.
  • 24 Feb 1968 Darling of the Day closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 performances
  • 25 Feb 1968 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea.
  • 26 Feb 1968 Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission.
  • 27 Feb 1968 Ex-Teenagers singer Frankie Lymon is found dead from a heroin overdose in Harlem.
  • 28 Feb 1968 Pirate Radio Hauraki, off New Zealand, returns to the air
  • 29 Feb 1968 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

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Hour of the Wolf

Hour of the Wolf

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Country: United States of America

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

Country: United States of America

The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins

The Scalphunters

The Scalphunters

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Ossie Davis

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1968?
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The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart

The Gabriel Hounds

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It's all a grand adventure when Christy Mansel unexpectedly runs into her cousin Charles in Damascus. And being young, rich, impetuous, and used to doing whatever they please, they decide to

The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling

The President'S Plane Is Missing

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A crisis unlike any other… Like his many of his forbearers, President Jeremy Haines is weighed down by the solemn duties of his post.The threat of both the Soviet Union and China is a precarious situation and one mistake could …

Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman

Anyone Can Make A Million

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Provided encouragement down the beginnings of an entrepreneurial path . . .

The Tower Of Babel by Morris West

The Tower Of Babel

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In the complex world of Middle Eastern politics not everyone is what he seems. In the cause of freedom no cost is considered too high.

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