1968: Week Five

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult January 29: Edward Burns is born in Woodside, Queens County, New York,. January 31: At half-past midnight In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins. Nearly 70,000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack more than 100 strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam. The Viet Cong [...]

1968: Week Four

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult January 22: “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premieres on NBC. January 22: Apollo 5 launches for trip to the Moon. January 23: North Koreans seize the USS Pueblo, a Naval intelligence ship, off the coast of Korea. The vessel and its 83-man crew are held on [...]

1968: Week Three

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult January 16: The U.K. announces that it will end all “East of Suez” presence by 1971. January 17: President Lyndon Baines Johnson delivers his State of the Union address. January 19: Cambodia charges that the U.S. and South Vietnam crossed the border and killed three [...]

1968: Week Two

Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult January 8: Jacques Cousteau’s first undersea special airs on U.S. network television. January 9: Surveyor VII space probe makes a soft landing on the moon. January 9: Joey Lauren Adams born in Little Rock, Ark. January 10: Lyle Menendez, convicted in 1996 with his brother [...]

1968: A Pivotal Year

In a wonderful Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Timess on January 5, Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and the author of many books on politics, culture and communications, refers to 1968 as a year of tumult: The coming year will be chock full of 1968 commemorations. Deservedly so, because [...]