1968: Week Six

Posted on February 3, 2008
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Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult

February 6: The Winter Olympics open in Grenoble, France.

February 6: George Wallace announces he will run for president.

February 7: Nick Adams dies in Beverly Hills of a drug overdose at age 36.

February 8: Communist forces kill 21 Marines at Khe Sanh.

February 8: At South Carolina State three black students are killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley. Nearly 50 were injured in the Orangeburg Massacre during confrontations with the National Guard.

February 8: 20th Century Fox releases “The Planet of the Apes.”

February 9: Aretha Franklin releases “Since You’ve Been Gone.”

February 10: Peggy Fleming of the United States wins the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Winter Olympics.


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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One Response to “1968: Week Six”

  1. Lou Pizzitola on March 17th, 2008 7:53 am

    You and your readers may be intersted in this upcoming week of events related to 1968. Thanks.
    Coming in March

    1968 WEEK
    Barnes & Noble Bookstore Upper Westside

    Tuesday, March 25 at 7pm
    How The Beatles Reflected a Rebellious Year
    Charles Kaiser (1968 in America), First U.S. Manager of Apple Records Ken Mansfield (The White Book), Devin McKinney
    (Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History),
    and music critic Anthony DeCurtis (In Other Words:
    Artists Talk About Life and Work)

    Wednesday, March 26 at 7pm
    Robert Kennedy’s Race for President
    New York Times columnist Bob Herbert, writer Pete Hamill,
    Newsweek’s Evan Thomas (Robert F. Kennedy: His Life),
    and JFK and RFK advisor and former senator Harris Wofford
    (Of Kennedys and Kings)

    Thursday, March 27 at 7pm
    POWER ’68:
    Revisiting the Black Power Movement
    Peniel E. Joseph (Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour:
    A Narrative History of Black Power in America),
    1968 Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith (Silent Gesture),
    Herb Boyd (Baldwin’s Harlem) and Michael Honey
    (Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike,
    Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign)

    All events are free and open to the public. No reservations. Seating is limited.
    For more information call 212-721-5282.

    2289 BROADWAY at 82ND Street

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