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3.3% National Unemployment Rate

The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders

1968 Olympics Human Rights Salute

Miami Civil Protest

San Francisco State College Student Strike

Andy Warhol is shot in his New York City

Mod Squad

The Beatles release ‘White Album’ November 22, 1968

The Yippies are Going to Chicago

November 22, 1968 “Star Trek” airs American television’s first interracial kiss

TCB was the First musical TV special of the rock era to air on American broadcast television

Women’s Liberation groups target the Miss America Beauty Contest

68 Sounds Released in 1968, Standing the Test of Time

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar boycotted the Olympics

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

Bob Gibson most dominant pitching season in baseball history

McDonald’s Big Mac Makes it’s Debut, 1968

Motion Picture Films Released in 1968

1968 Mens and Womens Fashion Clothes

Soviet Union – Zond 5 Space Mission

United States – Surveyor 7 Lunar Lander

United States — Intel Corporation is created

Alexander Dubcek becomes the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

Elvis Presley returns to live performances in a special Christmas television programme that would later be dubbed the “’68 Comeback Special”

Japan’s biggest heist, 300 Million Yen Robbery takes place in Tokyo ($817,520 at 1968 exchange rates)

Saddam Hussein part of the military coup in 1968

The ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, 20th of April 1968

HOTWHEELS INVENTED 5/18/68

British rule ended on 12 March 1968, when Mauritius became independent

Walter Cronkite reports on his recent trip to Vietnam

At Folsom Prison Live album by Johnny Cash

Volatile Civil Unrest in France with Massive General Strikes

Historic Student Uprising at Columbia University

Hong Kong Flu

9-1-1, also written 911, emergency telephone number deputes in 1968 for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)

Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson July 7, 1968

CBS Debuts the Doris Day Show in September 1968

Operation Danube – Joint Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Muhammad Ali’s 1968 ‘Esquire’ cover is one of the greatest of all time

March 13, 1968: Oil discovered on Alaska’s North Slope

Miss Black America Pageant on August 17, 1968

Nixon Elected President: November 5, 1968

Hair: Opened on Broadway in April 1968

Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress

Berkeley – The Protest Pulse of the World

Washington, D.C. Civil ‘War’ Riots of 1968

Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968

Apollo 8 Mission

The US national debut of the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood show occurred on February 19, 1968

South Vietnam Mỹ Lai Massacre – 16 March 1968

60 Minutes the American newsmagazine television program, debuted on September 24, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy Delivers Speech on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1968 Belice Earthquake (Sicily Italy)

Democratic National Convention in Chicago – Tense and Violent Protest

1968 movement in Italy or Sessantotto

Mexican Student Movement of 1968

Student Union Building in Stockholm occupation

Polish 1968 political crisis

Pickering v. Board of Education , 391 U.S. 563 (1968)

The Prague Spring of 1968

Apollo 8 begins the first US mission to orbit the Moon

Close Election Results for POTUS

Jacqueline Kennedy is married to Aristotle Onassis

Chief of Staff Curtis E. Lemay — “I don’t believe the world would end if we exploded a nuclear weapon.”

Alice’s Restaurant

2,500 people occupy Resurrection City

Martin Luther King Jr. leads a march in Memphis

The East Los Angeles Walkouts or Chicano Blowouts

December 24: Apollo 8 is the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon

September 30: Boeing introduces the first 747 “Jumbo Jet”

January 23: North Korea captures the USS Pueblo

Riots Following Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Spread to Baltimore

Coretta Scott King Leads Silent Memorial March For Martin Luther King Jr.

Richmond Explosion

A speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. was given by New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy

“The Producers” Is Released

Apollo 5 Mission

Aretha Franklin Releases “Lady Soul”

United States Air Force Launches Operation Igloo White

“2001: A Space Odyssey” Is Published

Shriver Creates the Special Olympics

George Foreman won a gold medal heavyweight bout against Soviet boxer

Bob Beamon set a long-jump world record

Willie Horton lead the Tigers to a Game 7 World Series victory

Bill Russell, first black head coach of a major American pro team to win a championship.

Arthur Ashe – first black man to win a major tennis title

Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte remember a televised moment that inadvertently became a scandal—and a civil-rights cause célèbre.

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

1968 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party

The Poor People’s Campaign

Columbia University protests of 1968

The Mỹ Lai Massacre

Frankie Lymon dies of an overdose

Orangeburg massacre

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

Tet Offensive

“Boys in the Band” debuts

‘The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of Opposites’ is Published

Volvo 164 is First Produced

Memphis, Tennessee looting that followed the break-up of a march led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On strike! Shut it down

Chicago Eight, also Conspiracy Eight/Conspiracy Seven

Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys – Different Drum