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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