October 1968 calendar

October 1968

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1968?


  • 01 Oct 1968 Night of the Living Dead premieres in Pittsburgh
  • 02 Oct 1968 1st London performance of Promises Promises presented
  • 03 Oct 1968 Howard Sacklers Great White Hope, premieres in New York City
  • 05 Oct 1968 Battles between Catholic demonstrators and police in Londonderry
  • 07 Oct 1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system.
  • 08 Oct 1968 Aircraft carrier Charles Doorman sold to Argentina
  • 09 Oct 1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 10 Oct 1968 George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd
  • 11 Oct 1968 Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham) make 163 orbits of Earth in 260 hours.
  • 12 Oct 1968 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • 13 Oct 1968 Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
  • 14 Oct 1968 Beatles White Album completed
  • 15 Oct 1968 AL expansion draft, Kansas City pick Roger Nelson and Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
  • 16 Oct 1968 China reports removal of President Li Sjao-tji
  • 17 Oct 1968 Black American athletes make a silent protest against racism at the Olympics
  • 18 Oct 1968 Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 metre dash.
  • 19 Oct 1968 Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
  • 20 Oct 1968 Her 1st Roman opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 22 Oct 1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth.
  • 23 Oct 1968 Maggie Flynn opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 25 Oct 1968 Chicago, Illinois, recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its first settler.
  • 26 Oct 1968 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
  • 27 Oct 1968 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
  • 30 Oct 1968 Jaqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
  • 31 Oct 1968 Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
  • 05 Oct 1968 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry is violently suppressed by police.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Hey Jude
  2. - Harper Valley P.T.A.
  3. - Fire
  4. - Little Green Apples
  5. - Those Were The Days

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Those Were The Days
  2. - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  3. - With A Little Help From My Friends
  4. - Jesamine
  5. - Eloise


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1968?

Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell

Testimony of Two Men


A young, troubled doctor, a divided Pennsylvania town, and a national scandal at the turn of the century -- these turbulent elements inspired Taylor Caldwell to write a major novel. It is a detailed account of love, loss, redemption and …

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes

The Salzburg Connection


He requested the dispatch of two operatives with proper training to Salzburg. Extreme measures may be necessary. In 1945, their thousand-year-old empire was falling around them, and the Allies on the heels. The Nazis hidden a sealed chest in dark …

The Case Against Congress by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson

The Case Against Congress


This vintage hardcover is enhanced by the decorative dustjacket. The jacket has some wear from being stored on the edges. The book is bright and clean inside.

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.

Soul On Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

Soul On Ice


This is the classic memoir that changed America's view of the civil rights movement, black experience, and eventually, its future.