What Happened in 1968

What Happened in 1968?
Let’s have a look at what was going on in 1968, shall we? Here’s what made the news in 1968.
Lyndon B Johnson is President and Hubert Humphrey is Vice President.
IN THE NEWS 1968
Robert F Kennedy is assassinated.
Martin Luther King Jr. is murdered.
Nixon defeats Humphrey and Wallace in the Presidential election.
Viet Cong soldiers attack the United States Embassy in Saigon.
The Gold Standard is repealed.
LBJ withdraws from re-election.
Intel is founded.
Apollo 8 orbits the Moon.
ENTERTAINMENT IN 1968
In the Heat of the Night wins Best Picture Oscar.
Rod Steiger wins Best Actor Oscar.
Katherine Hepburn wins Best Actress Oscar. Talk to the Animals wins Best Song Oscar.
Record of the Year is Up Up and Away by 5th Demension.
Album of the Year is Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles.
Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In debuts.
60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
SPORTS IN 1968
The Detroit Tigers win The World Series.
The Green Bay Packers defeat the Oakland Raiders in Superbowl II.
The Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship.
The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.
NBC interrupts a Jets Raiders game to broadcast Heidi.
Denny McLain goes 31-6.
The 1968 Summer Olympics are held in Mexico City.
The 1968 Winter Olympics are held in Grenoble France.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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