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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1968?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1968 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
  • 02 Mar 1968 Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
  • 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 Britain (National Day)
  • 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

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Movies

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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Country: United States of America

Faces

Faces

Release year: 1968

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel

Country: United States of America

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

Country: United States of America

The Party

The Party

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson

Country: United States of America

The Bride Wore Black

The Bride Wore Black

Release year: 1968

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Charles Denner

Country: United States of America

Books

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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

The Instrument by John O'Hara

The Instrument

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Fictional Novel

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.

Kennedy And Johnson by Evelyn Lincoln

Kennedy And Johnson

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This is inside information on the relationship between President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, authored by the woman who spent 12 years as personal secretary to Mr.

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