1968: Weeks 38-40

Posted on October 15, 2008
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Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult

September 16: Singer Marc Anthony is born in New York.

funny.jpgSeptember 18: “Funny Girl,”  directed by William Wyler and starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif, is released.

September 18: Actor Franchot Tone dies at age 63.

September 21: Ricki Lake is born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

September 24: “The Mod Squad” premieres on ABC.

September 24: The CBS news magazine “60 Minutes” premieres on CBS-TV on a Tuesday night.

September 25: Jean-Luc Godard’s “2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her)” opens.

September 25: Will Smith is born in Philadelphia.

September 26: Andy Warhol’s “Flesh” opens.

September 27: Jean-Luc Godard’s “Weekend” opens.

September 28: The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” single hits No. 1 and stays there for nine weeks.

September 28: Naomi Watts is born in Shoreham, Kent, England.

September 30: The 900th U.S. aircraft is shot down over North Vietnam.

September 30: The first Boeing 747 rolls out.

October 1: French artist Marcel Duchamp (born 1887) dies.

October 1: “Night of the Living Dead” is released.

mexico.jpgOctober 2: Thousands of students gather to protest against the military occupation of the National Polytechnic Institute, just days before the Olympic Games are due to begin in Mexico City. Police open fire on the students and although the Mexican government conducts a massive cover-up of the battle, saying “only” 25 people were killed, most sources will report between 200 and 300 deaths.

October 5: Police use batons and water cannons to break up a civil rights march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. At least 30 people, including MP Gerard Fitt and some children, are injured. Reports say police tried to disperse the protesters by using their batons indiscriminately and spraying water from hoses on armored trucks.


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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