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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1968?


Events

  • 01 May 1968 Ben Franklin in Paris closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances
  • 02 May 1968 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
  • 03 May 1968 Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica International
  • 04 May 1968 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 2:02.5.
  • 05 May 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational.
  • 06 May 1968 Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards.
  • 08 May 1968 Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner)
  • 10 May 1968 Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris, France, between the US and North Vietnam.
  • 11 May 1968 Richard Harris releases MacArthur Park
  • 12 May 1968 WSKG TV channel 46 in Binghamton, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 13 May 1968 1,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles de Gaulle and Pompidou.
  • 14 May 1968 RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to three years in West Berlin.
  • 15 May 1968 Wonderwall with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
  • 16 May 1968 Earthquake kills 47 in Japan.
  • 17 May 1968 European Space Research Organization launches first satellite.
  • 18 May 1968 Al Kaline hits his 307th homerun, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Detroit Tiger.
  • 19 May 1968 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible and Barbara Bain
  • 21 May 1968 Nuclear-powered sub Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing and is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
  • 22 May 1968 Pittsburgh Pirates' player Willie Stargell hits three homeruns, a double and a single.
  • 23 May 1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
  • 24 May 1968 Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
  • 25 May 1968 Rolling Stones release Jumping Jack Flash
  • 26 May 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 27 May 1968 NL awards Montreal and SD major league franchises
  • 28 May 1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 29 May 1968 US Truth in Lending Act signed into law.
  • 30 May 1968 Beatles begin work on their only double album Beatles

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Starring: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

The Swimmer

The Swimmer

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley

Country: United States of America

Hang 'Em High

Hang 'Em High

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley

Country: United States of America

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Witchfinder General

Witchfinder General

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Michael Reeves

Starring: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

The Devil's Brigade

The Devil's Brigade

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1968?
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Tunc by Lawrence Durrell

Tunc

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A scientist discovers that his famous invention leads to a dangerous outcomeFelix Charlock’s scientific genius is unrivaled—and so is his very special invention. So special, in fact, that a shadowy and enigmatic international firm, called Merlin, recruits Felix and marries …

The Right People by Stephen Birmingham

The Right People

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Stephen Birmingham, whose wise and witty ways with the privileged and well-placed have seen him successfully through five novels, as well as "Our Crowd" - a study of New York's Jewish

Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester

Gipsy Moth Circles The World

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Coward-McCann, 1968, Very good., Blue cloth. Text clean. Jacket edges worn. Book Club edition. [Sailing, Gipsy Moth IV, Travel] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

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 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