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.
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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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.
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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.
Wacky Races is a 1968 American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series features 11 different cars racing against each other in various road rallies throughout North America, with all of the drivers hoping to win the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer".
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Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.It stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison.
1968 var ett skottår som började en måndag i den gregorianska kalendern. Årtalet används ofta som symbol för en vid denna tid inledd ökad vänsternärvaro i samhällsdebatten. För mer information om vissa relaterade händelser under våren 1968, se Majrevolten i Sverige , Majrevolten och 68-vänstern .