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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1968?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1968 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • 02 Jun 1968 Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • 03 Jun 1968 Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • 04 Jun 1968 Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings.
  • 05 Jun 1968 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
  • 06 Jun 1968 WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jun 1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Senator Robert F. Kennedy assassination.
  • 08 Jun 1968 1st reduced-gravity golf game is played on the Moon
  • 09 Jun 1968 38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)
  • 10 Jun 1968 Danny Thomas Hour, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 14 Jun 1968 Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
  • 15 Jun 1968 How Now, Dow Jones closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 performances
  • 16 Jun 1968 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill Country Club - New York
  • 17 Jun 1968 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • 18 Jun 1968 US Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale and rental of housing.
  • 20 Jun 1968 Jim Hines becomes first person to run 100 metres in under 10 seconds.
  • 21 Jun 1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
  • 22 Jun 1968 Here Come Da Judge by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
  • 23 Jun 1968 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
  • 24 Jun 1968 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
  • 25 Jun 1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his first major league game (San Francisco Giants).
  • 26 Jun 1968 Executive Council decides both AL and NL to divide into 2 divisions
  • 27 Jun 1968 Ludvik Vaculik publishes Manifest of 2000 words in Prague
  • 28 Jun 1968 Last day of redeeming US silver certificates for silver, in any form.
  • 30 Jun 1968 E German party leader Ulbricht receives Order of October Revolution

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Movies

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Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States of America

Targets

Targets

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Tim O'Kelly, Boris Karloff, Nancy Hsueh, James Brown

Petulia

Petulia

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill

Charly

Charly

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney

Country: United States of America

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston

Country: United States of America

Books

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

The Naked Ape

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This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology.Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967.

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

The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Triumph

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The Double Helix by James Watson

The Double Helix

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The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.By

Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell

Testimony Of Two Men

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Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them.From