June 1968 calendar

June 1968

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1968?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 08 Jun 1968 James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at London Heathrow Airport.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Mrs. Robinson
  2. - This Guy's In Love With You
  3. - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  4. - Tighten Up
  5. - MacArthur Park

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Young Girl
  2. - Baby Come Back
  3. - Jumpin' Jack Flash
  4. - Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp
  5. - Honey


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1968?

The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Triumph



Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell

Testimony Of Two Men


The lies that they told about Hambledon's brilliant young doctor might be forgotten one day. They could not forgive him for the lies he told them about them.

The Tower Of Babel by Morris West

The Tower Of Babel


Not everyone in the complicated world of Middle Eastern politics is who they seem. No price is too high in the fight for freedom.

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...

Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford

Red Sky At Morning


This classic story about coming of age during World War II focuses on the timeless spirit of youth, and the important values in life.