1968 was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1968th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 968th year of the 2nd millennium, the 68th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1960s decade.
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Events January. January 2 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average is 906.4. January 5 – The United States indicts Benjamin Spock, a pediatrician and famous author (age 65) for conspiracy to violate the draft laws. Dr. Spock was a graduate of Yale University and winner of an Olympic gold medal for rowing on the Seine River in Paris, France in 1924.
The 1968 United States presidential election was the 46th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968.The Republican nominee, former vice president Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee, incumbent vice president Hubert Humphrey, and the American Independent Party nominee, Governor George Wallace.
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This list is of Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1968. The Top 100, as revealed in the edition of Billboard dated January 11, 1969, is based on Hot 100 charts from the issue dates of January 6 through December 14, 1968.
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The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against the military and the bureaucracy. In the United States, these protests marked a turning point for the civil rights movement, which produced revolutionary movements like the Black Panther Party. In reaction to the Tet Offensive, protests also sparked a broad movement in opposition to the Vietnam War all over the United States as well as in London, Paris, Berlin and
Multiple factors created the protests in 1968. Many were in response to perceived injustice by governments, in the USA - the Johnson administration, and were in opposition to the draft, and the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.
The protests that raged throughout 1968 included a large number of workers, students, and poor people facing increasingly violent state repression all around the world. Liberation from state repression itself was the most common current in all protests listed below. These refracted into a variety of social causes that reverberated with each other: in the United States alone, for example, protests for civil rights, against nuclear weapons and in opposition to the Vietnam War, and for women's libe
May 1968 is an important reference point in French politics, representing for some the possibility of liberation and for others the dangers of anarchy. For some, May 1968 meant the end of traditional collective action and the beginning of a new era to be dominated mainly by the so-called new social movements.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention was held August 26–29 at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois.As President Lyndon B. Johnson had announced he would not seek reelection, the purpose of the convention was to select a new presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.
1968. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Tábáhtusah Šoddâmeh Jämimeh. Vyesimáánu 12. – T. I. Itkonen, syemmilâš kielâ- já aalmugtiettuu totkee ...
The Swimmer is a 1968 American Technicolor surreal drama film starring Burt Lancaster. The film was written and directed by Academy Award-nominated husband-and-wife team of Eleanor Perry (screenplay adaptation) and Frank Perry (director).