1968: On This Year


1968 (MCMLXVIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1968th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1968 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1968 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1968, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1968, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1968, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1968, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1968.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1968 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1968 known for ?

  • 1968 was a highly turbulent year. To paraphrase Bob Dylan, the times were indeed changing. Even with the major political turbulence, there were still a few cultural developments that would remain with the world for years.
  • 1968 was the year that the first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired, providing a stable, warm cultural icon for generations of children. This was also the year that Planet of the Apes, starring Charlton Heston, was released in theatres. And one of the great bands of the 20th century, Led Zeppelin, performed live for the first time in October of this year. In another more mild development, Yale University announced this year that women would be admitted to the university, making it a coeducational institution.
  • This year was also an important one for space exploration. 1968 saw the United States launch Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission and an important step toward the Moon landing. Apollo 8 followed not long after, when Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William A. Anders orbited the Moon. These men were the first human beings to see the far side of the Moon.
  • 1968 will be mostly remembered, though, for the death of two major political figures in the United States: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Martin Luther King, a major civil rights leader in the United States, was murdered at The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4th. In addition to mourning across America, King’s murder sparked a great deal of civil unrest in an already tense environment.
  • Robert F. Kennedy, brother of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, was a U.S. Senator from New York and was a presidential candidate in the Democrat Party. While campaigning for his party’s nomination in Los Angeles, California, Kennedy was shot on the evening of June 5th. He succumbed to his wounds on June 6th.

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1968: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1968, during the 41st Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 14/04/1969 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 1968:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1968?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Oliver!, directed by Carol Reed, starring Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1968?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Carol Reed, for the movie Oliver!, starring Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1968?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Cliff Robertson, for the movie Charly, starring Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968?

The Subject Was Roses
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Jack Albertson, for the movie The Subject Was Roses, starring Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen, Don Saxon produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1968?

Rosemary's Baby
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Ruth Gordon, for the movie Rosemary's Baby, starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer produced in the United States of America.
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1968: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

The Apollo 8 astronauts
In 1968, The Apollo 8 astronauts was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 (William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell) became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, orbiting the Moon and paving the way for the first manned Moon landings in 1969.

1968: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1968 were:

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner


The only lasting, effective revolt against American Negroslavy took place in the late summer 1831 in remote Virginia...

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

The Naked Ape


This classic work is a landmark in popular psychology and anthropology. Zoologist Desmond Morris sees humans as another species of animal in the book that was first published in 1967.

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 Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg

The Rich And The Super-Rich


A book that told the story about the lords and glittering clans of wealth was published thirty years ago.

The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling

The President'S Plane Is Missing


An unprecedented crisis... President Jeremy Haines, like many of his predecessors, is weighed down with the solemn duties and danger posed by both the Soviet Union (China) and the United States.

Monkey chinese zodiac sign

1968: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1968?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1968 was the Year of the Monkey.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Monkey sign.

Nobel Prize

1968: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1968: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1968 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Robert W. Holley

1968: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1968 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Yasunari Kawabata

1968: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1968 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Luis Walter Alvarez

1968: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1968 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Har Gobind Khorana

1968: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1968 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • René Cassin

1968: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1968 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Marshall Warren Nirenberg

1968: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1968 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Lars Onsager
world population

1968: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1968 were Michael, David and John for boys and Lisa, Michelle and Kimberly for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1968: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1968 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • David
  • John
  • James
  • Robert
  • William
  • Mark
  • Richard
  • Christopher
  • Brian

1968: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1968 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Lisa
  • Michelle
  • Kimberly
  • Jennifer
  • Melissa
  • Mary
  • Angela
  • Tammy
  • Karen
  • Susan

vinyl songs

1968: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1968, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Hey Jude by The Beatles

1968: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1968 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Hey Jude by The Beatles
  2. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding
  3. Honey by Bobby Goldsboro
  4. Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra
  5. People Got To Be Free by The Rascals
  6. Love Child by Diana Ross and the Supremes
  7. Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells
  8. Hello, I Love You by The Doors
  9. Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley
  10. Young Girl by Union Gap

1968: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1968, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin

1968: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1968 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin
  2. Delilah by Tom Jones
  3. What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong
  4. Do It Again by The Beach Boys
  5. I Pretend by Des O'Connor
  6. A Man Without Love by Engelbert Humperdinck
  7. Young Girl by Union Gap
  8. Everlasting Love by Love Affair
  9. Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells
  10. The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann

1968: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1968 were:

Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Country: United States of America

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

Dad's Army

Dad's Army

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Release year: 1968

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

world population

1968: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1968 was 3,551,599,127 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 36.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.3 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1968 was an increase of +72.7 million people, representing a percentage increase of +2.09% over the previous year.The average population density in 1968 was 15 persons per square mile (or 24 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1968?

Here's what happened in 1968:

  • Jan 1, 1968: WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 2, 1968: Zizi closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jan 4, 1968: Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
  • Jan 5, 1968: Alexander Dubcek comes to power: ''Prague Spring'' begins in Czechoslovakia.
  • Jan 6, 1968: Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon.
  • Jan 7, 1968: GE College Bowl quiz show premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 8, 1968: British Prime Minister Harold Wilson endorses the 'I'm Backing Britain' campaign for working an additional half hour each day without pay.ref name=quotWilson after-dinner speechquotJohn Chartres, quotWilson Joins 'I Back Britain'quot, ''The Times'', 9 January 1968, p. 1.
  • Jan 9, 1968: US Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon.
  • Jan 10, 1968: Great Balls of Fire reaches #1
  • Jan 11, 1968: Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit
  • Jan 12, 1968: Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
  • Jan 13, 1968: Hallelujah, Baby! closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 performances
  • Jan 14, 1968: Soyuz 4 launched
  • Jan 15, 1968: KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 16, 1968: 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars 4-3 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Jan 17, 1968: Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
  • Jan 18, 1968: Happy Time opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • Jan 19, 1968: WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 20, 1968: US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.
  • Jan 21, 1968: US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland.
  • Jan 22, 1968: Apollo Program: Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • Jan 23, 1968: Spy ship USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea.
  • Jan 25, 1968: Risse St. in Bronx named
  • Jan 26, 1968: Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
  • Jan 27, 1968: Darling of the Day opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • Jan 28, 1968: Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Jan 29, 1968: Nauru adopts constitution.
  • Jan 30, 1968: Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, Honey
  • Jan 31, 1968: Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32 inches), at Agata, USSR.
  • Feb 1, 1968: Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head.
  • Feb 2, 1968: Springer Publishers in West Berlin bombed.
  • Feb 4, 1968: Golden Rainbow opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
  • Feb 5, 1968: KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 6, 1968: KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 7, 1968: WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 8, 1968: Officers kill three students demonstrating in South Carolina State (Orangeburg).
  • Feb 9, 1968: Rotterdam metro is opened by Princess Beatrix.
  • Feb 10, 1968: Spooky by Classics IV hits #3
  • Feb 11, 1968: Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-metre jump off Washington Bridge into Hudson River, New York.
  • Feb 12, 1968: Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
  • Feb 13, 1968: US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam.
  • Feb 14, 1968: WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 15, 1968: WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16, 1968: America's first 9-1-1 phone system goes into service in Haleyville, Alabama.
  • Feb 17, 1968: In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.
  • Feb 18, 1968: 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
  • Feb 19, 1968: First US teachers strike (Florida).
  • Feb 20, 1968: State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A&M
  • Feb 21, 1968: 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West Berlin.
  • Feb 22, 1968: Rock group Genesis release their first record "The Silent Sun".
  • Feb 23, 1968: Wilt Chamberlain becomes first NBA player to score 25,000 points.
  • Feb 24, 1968: Darling of the Day closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 performances
  • Feb 25, 1968: 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea.
  • Feb 26, 1968: Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission.
  • Feb 27, 1968: Ex-Teenagers singer Frankie Lymon is found dead from a heroin overdose in Harlem.
  • Feb 28, 1968: Pirate Radio Hauraki, off New Zealand, returns to the air
  • Feb 29, 1968: 1st pulsar announced
  • Mar 1, 1968: Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
  • Mar 2, 1968: Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler and Ford
  • Mar 3, 1968: Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadiens) becomes second NHL player to score 1,000 points.
  • Mar 4, 1968: Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
  • Mar 5, 1968: US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun.
  • Mar 6, 1968: The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
  • Mar 7, 1968: Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding My Tho.
  • Mar 8, 1968: Fillmore East opens
  • Mar 9, 1968: 10th Grammy Awards: "Up Up and Away", Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band win.
  • Mar 10, 1968: Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand (200 killed).
  • Mar 11, 1968: Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
  • Mar 12, 1968: Mauritius gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Mar 13, 1968: Beatles release Lady Madonna in the UK
  • Mar 14, 1968: CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Mar 15, 1968: LIFE Magazine calls Jimi Hendrix most spectacular guitarist in the world
  • Mar 16, 1968: My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
  • Mar 17, 1968: Two-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and six European nations.
  • Mar 18, 1968: Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
  • Mar 19, 1968: Howard University students seize administration building.
  • Mar 20, 1968: Military intervenes in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign).
  • Mar 21, 1968: Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack Palestinian Liberation Organization bases.
  • Mar 22, 1968: Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone
  • Mar 23, 1968: Reverend Walter Fauntroy is first non-voting congressional delegate from Washington DC.
  • Mar 24, 1968: Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational.
  • Mar 25, 1968: KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 26, 1968: Joan Baez marries activist David Harris in New York.
  • Mar 27, 1968: Japanese Trade and Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in San Francisco
  • Mar 28, 1968: Brazilian high school student Edson Luis de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
  • Mar 29, 1968: Students seize building at Bowie State College.
  • Mar 30, 1968: General Ludvik Svoboda elected President of Czechoslovakia.
  • Mar 31, 1968: LBJ announces he will not seek re-election
  • Apr 1, 1968: KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Apr 2, 1968: Chad creates Union of Central African States.
  • Apr 3, 1968: North Vietnam agrees to meet US representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
  • Apr 4, 1968: Education of Hyman Kaplan opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Apr 5, 1968: Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens
  • Apr 6, 1968: Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis.
  • Apr 7, 1968: Racing driver Jim Clark is killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim.
  • Apr 8, 1968: 40th Academy Awards postponed to April 10th due to death of M L King
  • Apr 9, 1968: German DR adopts constitution
  • Apr 10, 1968: George M! opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances
  • Apr 11, 1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
  • Apr 12, 1968: In Schenectady, New York, USA a house is hit by a falling meteorite.
  • Apr 14, 1968: 32nd Golf Masters Championship: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277.
  • Apr 15, 1968: Houston Astros beat the New York Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings
  • Apr 17, 1968: Fade Out-Fade In closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Apr 18, 1968: 178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike.
  • Apr 19, 1968: 72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot of Connecticut in 2:22:17 (first American to win since 1957).
  • Apr 20, 1968: South African Airways Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed.
  • Apr 21, 1968: 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz and Guilderstern and Hallelujah Baby! win.
  • Apr 23, 1968: United Methodist Church forms.
  • Apr 24, 1968: ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas.
  • Apr 25, 1968: Half a Sixpence opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
  • Apr 26, 1968: US underground nuclear test, Boxcar, 1 megaton device
  • Apr 27, 1968: Education of Hyman Kaplan closes at Alvin NYC after 28 performances
  • Apr 28, 1968: 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
  • Apr 29, 1968: Hair opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
  • May 1, 1968: Ben Franklin in Paris closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances
  • May 2, 1968: 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
  • May 3, 1968: Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica International
  • May 4, 1968: 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 2:02.5.
  • May 5, 1968: Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational.
  • May 6, 1968: Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards.
  • May 8, 1968: Pulitzer prize awarded to William Styron
  • May 10, 1968: Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris, France, between the US and North Vietnam.
  • May 11, 1968: Richard Harris releases MacArthur Park
  • May 12, 1968: WSKG TV channel 46 in Binghamton, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 13, 1968: 1,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles de Gaulle and Pompidou.
  • May 14, 1968: RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to three years in West Berlin.
  • May 15, 1968: Wonderwall with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
  • May 16, 1968: Earthquake kills 47 in Japan.
  • May 17, 1968: European Space Research Organization launches first satellite.
  • May 18, 1968: Al Kaline hits his 307th homerun, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Detroit Tiger.
  • May 19, 1968: 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible and Barbara Bain
  • May 21, 1968: Nuclear-powered sub Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing and is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
  • May 22, 1968: Pittsburgh Pirates' player Willie Stargell hits three homeruns, a double and a single.
  • May 23, 1968: Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
  • May 24, 1968: Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
  • May 25, 1968: Rolling Stones release Jumping Jack Flash
  • May 26, 1968: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • May 27, 1968: NL awards Montreal and SD major league franchises
  • May 28, 1968: NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • May 29, 1968: US Truth in Lending Act signed into law.
  • May 30, 1968: Beatles begin work on their only double album Beatles
  • Jun 1, 1968: 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 2, 1968: Canadians must get government permission to export silver
  • Jun 3, 1968: Canada announces it will replace silver with nickel in coins
  • Jun 4, 1968: Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings.
  • Jun 5, 1968: 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies next day
  • Jun 6, 1968: WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 7, 1968: Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Senator Robert F. Kennedy assassination.
  • Jun 8, 1968: 1st reduced-gravity golf game is played on the Moon
  • Jun 9, 1968: 38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones
  • Jun 10, 1968: Danny Thomas Hour, last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 14, 1968: Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
  • Jun 15, 1968: How Now, Dow Jones closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 performances
  • Jun 16, 1968: 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill Country Club - New York
  • Jun 17, 1968: Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • Jun 18, 1968: US Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale and rental of housing.
  • Jun 20, 1968: Jim Hines becomes first person to run 100 metres in under 10 seconds.
  • Jun 21, 1968: Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
  • Jun 22, 1968: Here Come Da Judge by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
  • Jun 23, 1968: 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
  • Jun 24, 1968: 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
  • Jun 25, 1968: Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his first major league game (San Francisco Giants).
  • Jun 26, 1968: Executive Council decides both AL and NL to divide into 2 divisions
  • Jun 27, 1968: Ludvik Vaculik publishes Manifest of 2000 words in Prague
  • Jun 28, 1968: Last day of redeeming US silver certificates for silver, in any form.
  • Jun 30, 1968: E German party leader Ulbricht receives Order of October Revolution
  • Jul 1, 1968: Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard
  • Jul 3, 1968: Cleveland Indians' Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins players.
  • Jul 4, 1968: Yachtsman Alec Rose, 59, receives a hero's welcome as he sails into Portsmouth, England after his 354-day round-the-world trip.
  • Jul 5, 1968: Manifest of 1000 words published in Prague
  • Jul 6, 1968: 75th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart
  • Jul 7, 1968: Rock group "The Yardbirds" disband.
  • Jul 8, 1968: Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • Jul 9, 1968: 15.68 (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss
  • Jul 10, 1968: NL announces break into 2 divisions for 1969
  • Jul 11, 1968: Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • Jul 12, 1968: Couve de Murville forms government in France
  • Jul 13, 1968: 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland
  • Jul 14, 1968: Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
  • Jul 15, 1968: One Life to Live premieres on TV
  • Jul 17, 1968: A revolution occurs in Iraq when Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
  • Jul 18, 1968: Intel incorporates.
  • Jul 20, 1968: Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV.
  • Jul 21, 1968: 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley, Texas
  • Jul 23, 1968: Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt.
  • Jul 25, 1968: Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical on the regulation of birth, reaffirms stand against artificial birth control.
  • Jul 26, 1968: Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong ?inh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
  • Jul 27, 1968: Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
  • Jul 29, 1968: Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • Jul 30, 1968: Thames Television starts transmission in London.
  • Aug 1, 1968: Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
  • Aug 2, 1968: 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17
  • Aug 4, 1968: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
  • Aug 5, 1968: WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Aug 8, 1968: Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
  • Aug 9, 1968: Yugoslav President Tito visits Prague
  • Aug 10, 1968: Race riot in Miami, Chicago and Little Rock
  • Aug 11, 1968: Satchel Paige, 62, and needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • Aug 14, 1968: Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 15, 1968: Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
  • Aug 17, 1968: Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 18, 1968: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
  • Aug 20, 1968: 650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 21, 1968: Democratic Convention opens in Chicago
  • Aug 22, 1968: Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultery.
  • Aug 23, 1968: Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
  • Aug 24, 1968: France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world's fifth nuclear power.
  • Aug 25, 1968: Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win US singles championship
  • Aug 28, 1968: 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown
  • Aug 29, 1968: 1st US Open tennis match
  • Aug 31, 1968: 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
  • Sep 1, 1968: Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Sep 3, 1968: Chicago White Sox set American League record of 39 losses by one run.
  • Sep 4, 1968: Nigerian troops conquer Aba Biafra
  • Sep 5, 1968: 82nd US Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King
  • Sep 6, 1968: Swaziland becomes independent.
  • Sep 8, 1968: Funny Girl with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • Sep 9, 1968: 1st US Open, held as an open
  • Sep 11, 1968: Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.
  • Sep 12, 1968: Albania announces it is withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact
  • Sep 13, 1968: Cold War: Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
  • Sep 14, 1968: 1st broadcast of 60 Minutes on CBS-TV
  • Sep 15, 1968: Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park Show on CBS TV
  • Sep 16, 1968: KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • Sep 17, 1968: Zond 5 completes circumnavigation of Moon
  • Sep 18, 1968: Ray Washburn (Saint Louis Cardinals) no-hits San Francisco Giants 2-0.
  • Sep 19, 1968: Cornerstone laying ceremony is held for construction of the fourth Philadelphia Mint building.
  • Sep 20, 1968: Mickey Mantle hits final career homer number 536.
  • Sep 21, 1968: The Soviet's Zond 5 unmanned lunar flyby mission returns to earth, with its first of a kind biological payload intact.
  • Sep 22, 1968: Iraq adopts constitution
  • Sep 23, 1968: WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24, 1968: 60 Minutes premieres on CBS-TV
  • Sep 26, 1968: 1st broadcast of Hawaii Five-O on CBS-TV
  • Sep 27, 1968: Hair opens in London
  • Sep 28, 1968: Happy Time closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances
  • Sep 29, 1968: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Sep 30, 1968: 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
  • Oct 1, 1968: Night of the Living Dead premieres in Pittsburgh
  • Oct 2, 1968: 1st London performance of Promises Promises presented
  • Oct 3, 1968: Howard Sacklers Great White Hope, premieres in New York City
  • Oct 5, 1968: Battles between Catholic demonstrators and police in Londonderry
  • Oct 7, 1968: Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system.
  • Oct 8, 1968: Aircraft carrier Charles Doorman sold to Argentina
  • Oct 9, 1968: WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 10, 1968: George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd
  • Oct 11, 1968: Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele and Cunningham) make 163 orbits of Earth in 260 hours.
  • Oct 12, 1968: 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 13, 1968: Tinker Creek Gorge of Cleveland Metroparks is dedicated
  • Oct 14, 1968: Beatles White Album completed
  • Oct 15, 1968: AL expansion draft, Kansas City pick Roger Nelson and Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
  • Oct 16, 1968: China reports removal of President Li Sjao-tji
  • Oct 17, 1968: Black American athletes make a silent protest against racism at the Olympics
  • Oct 18, 1968: Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 metre dash.
  • Oct 19, 1968: Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars
  • Oct 20, 1968: Her 1st Roman opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Oct 22, 1968: Apollo 7 returns to Earth.
  • Oct 23, 1968: Maggie Flynn opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Oct 25, 1968: Chicago, Illinois, recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its first settler.
  • Oct 26, 1968: 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
  • Oct 27, 1968: 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 30, 1968: Jaqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
  • Oct 31, 1968: Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
  • Nov 1, 1968: Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 2, 1968: Her First Roman closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • Nov 3, 1968: Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
  • Nov 4, 1968: Battles between Jordan army and Al Fatah-arm forces
  • Nov 5, 1968: 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain
  • Nov 6, 1968: Nixon elected 37th President of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • Nov 8, 1968: Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John Lennon.
  • Nov 10, 1968: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 11, 1968: John Lennon andYoko Ono appear nude on cover of 2 Virgins album
  • Nov 12, 1968: KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 13, 1968: Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
  • Nov 14, 1968: National Turn in Your Draft Card Day features draft card burning
  • Nov 15, 1968: 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary Ball Four
  • Nov 17, 1968: Zorba opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
  • Nov 18, 1968: Military coup in Mali, President Keita ousted
  • Nov 19, 1968: Mali military coup, President Modibo Keita flees
  • Nov 20, 1968: The Farmington Mine Disaster in Farmington, West Virginia, kills seventy-eight men.
  • Nov 21, 1968: Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • Nov 22, 1968: 1st interracial TV kiss
  • Nov 23, 1968: Milwaukee Bucks make their first NBA trade, giving Bob Love and Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson.
  • Nov 24, 1968: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Nov 26, 1968: 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern California
  • Nov 29, 1968: John andYoko release their 1st album Two Virgins in the UK
  • Nov 30, 1968: 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
  • Dec 1, 1968: Promises Promises opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • Dec 2, 1968: US President Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor.
  • Dec 3, 1968: The '68 Comeback Special marks the concert return of Elvis Presley.
  • Dec 6, 1968: WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 7, 1968: M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923
  • Dec 9, 1968: KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 10, 1968: Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Dec 11, 1968: KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 12, 1968: Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
  • Dec 13, 1968: Playland at Beach reopens
  • Dec 16, 1968: KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI begins broadcasting
  • Dec 19, 1968: WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, Georgia (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 20, 1968: The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.
  • Dec 21, 1968: Apollo 8 (Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders) is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the first manned Moon voyage.
  • Dec 22, 1968: Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower
  • Dec 23, 1968: Borman, Lovell and Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon
  • Dec 24, 1968: Apollo 8 Astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
  • Dec 25, 1968: Apollo program: Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans Earth Injection (TEI) maneouver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit.
  • Dec 26, 1968: Jay Allens Forty Carats, premieres in New York City
  • Dec 27, 1968: Apollo 8 returns to Earth.
  • Dec 28, 1968: KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 29, 1968: New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game.
  • Dec 31, 1968: 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144
  • Jan 5, 1968: Alexander Dubček comes to power in Czechoslovakia, effectively beginning the "Prague Spring".


What does the year 1968 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1968 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 69th year of the 20th century and the 8th year of the 1960s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1967 and precedes 1969.

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