1968: Week 18

Posted on April 29, 2008
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Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult

April 29: The rock musical Hair opens on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre and continues for 1,750 performances.

hair2.jpgMay 2: “The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, opens.

May 3-17: Student riots and strikes hit France. Ten million workers go on strike. Workers strike the Renault factory on Seguin Island for 33 days until the government recognizes their union.

May 4: At the University of Paris — the Sorbonne — police are called in to end student rioting. 500 are arrested.

May 5: Buffalo Springfield perform together for the last time in Long Beach, California.

Sources:

The Whole World Was Watching: An oral history of 1968. A joint project between South Kingstown High School and Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group
Timelines of History
Timeline 1968
Rock Timeline
Wikipedia Music Timeline
Frank Eugene Smitha’s Macrohistory and World Report

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