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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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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

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

Country: United States of America

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

Report From Iron Mountain by Leonard C. Lewin

Report From Iron Mountain

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This satire from the 1960s makes a convincing claim to be a government document on the destructive effects of the post-Cold War peace on American society and economy and illustrates the

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

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.

The Instrument by John O'Hara

The Instrument

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