March 1968 calendar

March 1968

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1968?


  • 01 Mar 1968 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
  • 02 Mar 1968 Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler and Ford
  • 03 Mar 1968 Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadiens) becomes second NHL player to score 1,000 points.
  • 04 Mar 1968 Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
  • 05 Mar 1968 US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun.
  • 06 Mar 1968 The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
  • 07 Mar 1968 Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding My Tho.
  • 08 Mar 1968 Fillmore East opens
  • 09 Mar 1968 10th Grammy Awards: "Up Up and Away", Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band win.
  • 10 Mar 1968 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand (200 killed).
  • 11 Mar 1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
  • 12 Mar 1968 Mauritius gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 13 Mar 1968 Beatles release Lady Madonna in the UK
  • 14 Mar 1968 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 15 Mar 1968 LIFE Magazine calls Jimi Hendrix most spectacular guitarist in the world
  • 16 Mar 1968 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
  • 17 Mar 1968 Two-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and six European nations.
  • 18 Mar 1968 Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
  • 19 Mar 1968 Howard University students seize administration building.
  • 20 Mar 1968 Military intervenes in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign).
  • 21 Mar 1968 Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack Palestinian Liberation Organization bases.
  • 22 Mar 1968 Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone
  • 23 Mar 1968 Reverend Walter Fauntroy is first non-voting congressional delegate from Washington DC.
  • 24 Mar 1968 Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational.
  • 25 Mar 1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Mar 1968 Joan Baez marries activist David Harris in New York.
  • 27 Mar 1968 Japanese Trade and Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
  • 28 Mar 1968 Brazilian high school student Edson Luis de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
  • 29 Mar 1968 Students seize building at Bowie State College.
  • 30 Mar 1968 General Ludvik Svoboda elected President of Czechoslovakia.
  • 31 Mar 1968 LBJ announces he will not seek re-election
  • 02 Mar 1968 Baggeridge Colliery closes marking the end of over 300 years of coal mining in the Black Country.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
  2. - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
  3. - (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
  4. - Valleri
  5. - I Wish It Would Rain

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Cinderella Rockefella
  2. - Congratulations
  3. - Legend Of Xanadu
  4. - Delilah
  5. - What A Wonderful World / Cabaret


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1968?

The Economics Of Crisis by Eliot Janeway

The Economics Of Crisis


This could have been called "The War Behind the War", as it concerns the policy of management of the economy during WW II.

The Double Helix by James Watson

The Double Helix


This is the classic personal account by Watson and Crick of their groundbreaking discovery of DNA structure. Now with introduction by Sylvia Nasar (author of A Beautiful Mind).

Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester

Gipsy Moth Circles The World


Coward-McCann 1968, Very Good., Blue cloth. Text is clean. Jacket edges worn. Book Club edition. [Sailing, Gipsy Month IV, Travel] Booksellers who are out-of-print or antiquarian since 1933

Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman

Anyone Can Make A Million


Encouragement to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey. . .

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.