February 1968 calendar

February 1968

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1968?


  • 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
  • 01 Feb 1968 Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan is recorded on motion picture film, as well as in an iconic still photograph taken by Eddie Adams.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Green Tambourine
  2. - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
  3. - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
  4. - (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
  5. - Chain Of Fools

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Mighty Quinn
  2. - Cinderella Rockefella
  3. - Everlasting Love
  4. - Legend Of Xanadu
  5. - Bend Me Shape Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1968?

Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent And Child


Between Parent and Child has been helping millions of parents worldwide strengthen their relationships with children for the past 35 years.

Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie

Nicholas And Alexandra


The tale of the love that ended an Empire. In this powerful book, Robert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, takes readers back to Imperial Russia to tell their story.

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

The President'S Plane Is Missing


An unprecedented crisis... President Jeremy Haines, like many of his predecessors, is weighed down with the solemn duties and danger posed by both the Soviet Union (China) and the United States.

The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart

The Gabriel Hounds


It's all a great adventure when Christy Mansel bumps into Charles in Damascus. They decide to go on a wild adventure, being rich and impetuous young people.

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.