In 1968 (the year you were born)

Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

North Koreans seize USS Pueblo and 83 man crew in the Sea of Japan

Communist troops attack Saigon and 30 province capitals in the “Tet Offensive”

Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, TN

Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot in California after celebrating presidential primary victories

American troops destroy a town in South Vietnam in the “My Lai Massacre”

Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal

The United States Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency

Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university

LL Cool J, Lisa Marie Presley, Jeri Ryan, Lucy Lawless, Celine Dion, Traci Lords, Tony Hawk, Kylie Minogue, and Sammy Sosa are born

Detroit Tigers win the World Series

Green Bay Packers win Superbowl II

Montreal Canadians win the Stanley Cup

2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes are the top grossing movies

The rock musical Hair opens on Broadway

The Beatles’ White Album and Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends are released

                           Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, debuts on NBC

What Happened the year you were born? 

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3 thoughts on “In 1968 (the year you were born)

  1. I loved Laugh In..and I wasn’t even alive when it was on.

    For me…Nixon resigned and was pardoned…yup..that was 1974

    Have a good weekend 🙂

  2. dude, I’m oooooold:

    Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

    First civil rights bill since Reconstruction to protect blacks’ voting rights is approved by Congress

    Hurricane “Audrey” destroys Cameron, Louisiana killing 390 people

    National Guardsmen bar nine black students from entering previously all white Central High School in Little Rock

    Russians launch Sputnik I, first earth orbiting satellite

    The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery

    Vanna White, Osama bin Laden, Sid Vicious, and Melanie Griffith are born

    Milwaukee Brewers win World Series

    Detroit Lions win NFL championship

    Montreal Canadiens win Stanley Cup

    On the Road by Jack Kerouac is published

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is published

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