1968: Week 23

Posted on June 1, 2008
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Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult

June 3: Valerie Solanas, founder of the Society for Cutting Up Men (SCUM), and author of the “SCUM Manifesto,” shoots Andy Warhol in his New York film studio, known as The Factory.

kennedy.jpgJune 4: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy wins the California Democratic Presidential Primary, beating Eugene McCarthy.

June 5: Robert F. Kennedy is shot and mortally wounded at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is immediately arrested. Kennedy dies the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

June 7: Actor Dan Duryea, 60, dies in Hollywood.

June 8: Authorities announce the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.


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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