February 12: Eldridge Cleaver, a militant activist and Black Panther party member, publishes “Soul on Ice.”
February 12: Josh Brolin is born in Los Angeles.
February 16: Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon and their wives, as well as Mia Farrow, Donovan and Beach Boy Mike Love, fly to India for transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (who died February 5 this year). The Beatles stayed with the Yogi for only a few months.
February 16: 20th Century Fox releases Hammer Film’s “Quatermass and the Pit” (aka “Five Million Years to Earth”).
February 18: The State Department announces the highest U.S. casualty toll of the Vietnam War: 543 Americans killed in action, 2547 wounded.
February 18: 10,000 people in West Berlin demonstrate against the Vietnam War.
February 18: David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd, replacing founder Syd Barrett, who checked himself into a psychiatric hospital.
February 18: Molly Ringwald is born in Roseville, California.
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
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