September 1968 calendar

September 1968

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1968?


  • 01 Sep 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 03 Sep 1968 Chicago White Sox set American League record of 39 losses by one run.
  • 04 Sep 1968 Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
  • 05 Sep 1968 82nd US Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King
  • 06 Sep 1968 Swaziland becomes independent.
  • 08 Sep 1968 Funny Girl with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • 09 Sep 1968 1st US Open, held as an open
  • 11 Sep 1968 Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.
  • 12 Sep 1968 Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
  • 13 Sep 1968 Cold War: Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
  • 14 Sep 1968 1st broadcast of 60 Minutes on CBS-TV
  • 15 Sep 1968 Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park Show on CBS TV
  • 16 Sep 1968 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • 17 Sep 1968 Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
  • 18 Sep 1968 Ray Washburn (Saint Louis Cardinals) no-hits San Francisco Giants 2-0.
  • 19 Sep 1968 Cornerstone laying ceremony is held for construction of the fourth Philadelphia Mint building.
  • 20 Sep 1968 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer number 536.
  • 21 Sep 1968 The Soviet's Zond 5 unmanned lunar flyby mission returns to earth, with its first of a kind biological payload intact.
  • 22 Sep 1968 Iraq adopts constitution
  • 23 Sep 1968 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Sep 1968 60 Minutes premieres on CBS-TV
  • 26 Sep 1968 1st broadcast of Hawaii Five-O on CBS-TV
  • 27 Sep 1968 Hair opens in London
  • 28 Sep 1968 Happy Time closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances
  • 29 Sep 1968 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 30 Sep 1968 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
  • 02 Sep 1968 Operation OAU begins during the Nigerian Civil War.
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Music charts

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

  1. - People Got To Be Free
  2. - Harper Valley P.T.A.
  3. - Hey Jude
  4. - Born To Be Wild
  5. - Light My Fire

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Hey Jude
  2. - Those Were The Days
  3. - I've Gotta Get A Message To You
  4. - I Say A Little Prayer
  5. - Do It Again


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1968?

Vanished by Fletcher Knebel



The Greer case was front page news. Rumours, speculations and accusations were rife with the public.

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

The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet


In the 1960's and 70's, the Stillman diet was all the rage. Why? It works because it works! It works!

The Senator by Drew Pearson

The Senator


This story focuses on Senator Benjamin Hannaford's career. He is the richest senator in the Senate. His quest for power illuminates all the strategies and maneuvers, and the privileges and prerogatives that the 100 enjoy.

The Right People by Stephen Birmingham

The Right People


Stephen Birmingham is a wise and funny writer who has managed to write five novels and "Our Crowd", a study on New York's Jewish community.

The Queen'S Confession by Victoria Holt

The Queen'S Confession


Hardcover 412 pages, including Bibliography "The Queen's Confession", by Victoria Holt