1968: Weeks 47-49

Posted on December 10, 2008
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Weekly timeline for 1968: A year of change and tumult

November 18: Famed producer Walter Wanger dies at age 74.

head.jpgNovember 20: The Monkees’ “Head,” directed by Jack Nicholson, opens.

November 22: The Beatles’ “White Album” is released.

November 23: Four people hijack a U.S. jet, with 87 passengers, from Miami to Cuba.

November 24: Eldridge Cleaver flees the U.S. with his wife rather than face assault charges from 1958. He returns to the States in 1975.

November 24: John Cassavetes’ “Faces” opens.

November 25: Upton B. Sinclair (born 1878), U.S. novelist and social reformer, dies at age 90.

November 25: Jill Hennessy is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

November 26: Cream plays its farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It will be the last time Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker play together until their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

elvis1.jpgDecember 2: The Animals reunite for one benefit concert at the Newcastle City Hall while Eric Burdon & The Animals are disbanding. Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company perform their last concert together before Janis goes solo.

December 3: Elvis Presley’s 1968 “Comeback Special” airs on NBC.

December 5: Football star O.J. Simpson wins a Heisman Trophy.


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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