3.3% National Unemployment Rate

Andy Warhol is shot in his New York City

The Beatles release ‘White Album’ November 22, 1968

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

68 Sounds Released in 1968, Standing the Test of Time

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


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

At Folsom Prison Live album by Johnny Cash

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

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

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

“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