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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1968?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1968?
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Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent And Child

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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children.

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

Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell

Testimony of Two Men

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An embattled young doctor, an angry and divided Pennsylvania town, a turn-of-the-century national scandal--out of these turbulent elements Taylor Caldwell crafted a major novel, a massively detailed chronicle of love, death, redemption, and the rise of modern medicine.

The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg

The Rich And The Super-Rich

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Thirty years ago, a bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans.

The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet by Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker

The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet

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The Stillman diet became the rage back in the 1960's and 1970's. Why? Because it works! Unless you’ve always been slim, chances are you’ve heard of the famous “ONE Pound