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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

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

Country: United States of America

Bullitt

Bullitt

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon

Country: United States of America

The Boston Strangler

The Boston Strangler

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin

Country: United States of America

The Subject Was Roses

The Subject Was Roses

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Ulu Grosbard

Starring: Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen, Don Saxon

Ice Station Zebra

Ice Station Zebra

Release year: 1968

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1968?
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Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford

Red Sky At Morning

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The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count.

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 Queen'S Confession by Victoria Holt

The Queen'S Confession

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412 paged hardcover including Bibliography "The Queen's Confession" by Victoria Holt.

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

Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury

Preserve And Protect

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The United States is thrown into chaos as the President is killed in a plane crash shortly after securing his party’s nomination in a hotly contested race for re-election.