1968

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Clockwise, from top left: Left-wing civil disobedience erupt across France in May; U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise a black-gloved fist in support of civil rights during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City; Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles while campaigning for the presidency; the TEV Wahine fatally sinks in Wellington Harbor, killing 53; the Prague Spring unfolds before the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia; U.S. troops perpetrate a massacre in Vietnam, killing up to 500 in a highly publicised war crime; African-American community volunteers distribute food in the aftermath of riots in the U.S. following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; Vietnamese soldiers in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1968 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1968
MCMLXVIII
Ab urbe condita2721
Armenian calendar1417
ԹՎ ՌՆԺԷ
Assyrian calendar6718
Baháʼí calendar124–125
Balinese saka calendar1889–1890
Bengali calendar1375
Berber calendar2918
British Regnal year16 Eliz. 2 – 17 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2512
Burmese calendar1330
Byzantine calendar7476–7477
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4665 or 4458
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4666 or 4459
Coptic calendar1684–1685
Discordian calendar3134
Ethiopian calendar1960–1961
Hebrew calendar5728–5729
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2024–2025
 - Shaka Samvat1889–1890
 - Kali Yuga5068–5069
Holocene calendar11968
Igbo calendar968–969
Iranian calendar1346–1347
Islamic calendar1387–1388
Japanese calendarShōwa 43
(昭和43年)
Javanese calendar1899–1900
Juche calendar57
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4301
Minguo calendarROC 57
民國57年
Nanakshahi calendar500
Thai solar calendar2511
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
2094 or 1713 or 941
    — to —
阳土猴年
(male Earth-Monkey)
2095 or 1714 or 942

1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1968th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 968th year of the 2nd millennium, the 68th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1960s decade.

Events[edit]

January–February[edit]

January 23: North Korea seizes USS Pueblo (AGER-2)
January 30: Tet Offensive begins

March–April[edit]

April 4: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated at the Lorraine Motel

May–June[edit]

May 2–June 23: Protests in France grow and demonstrators barricade the streets

July–August[edit]

August 20–21: Warsaw Pact invades Czechoslovakia

September–October[edit]

October 12–27: 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City

November–December[edit]

November 5: Richard Nixon elected United States President

Dates unknown[edit]

Births[edit]

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Rachael Harris
Mary Lou Retton
Felipe VI
Gary Coleman
Josh Brolin
Kelly Hu
Gloria Trevi
Molly Ringwald
Andy Berman
Daniel Craig
Gordon Bajnai
Aaron Eckhart
Damon Albarn
Celine Dion
Patricia Arquette
Anthony Michael Hall
Vickie Guerrero
Ashley Judd
Eric Holcomb
Traci Lords
Tony Hawk
Scott Morrison
John Ortiz
King Frederik X of Denmark
Kylie Minogue
Jovenel Moïse
Chayanne
Ramush Haradinaj
Billy Crudup
Brandi Chastain
Kristin Chenoweth
Cliff Curtis
Robert Korzeniowski
Gillian Anderson
Eric Bana
Anna Gunn
Darren Clarke
Rachael Ray
Billy Boyd
John DiMaggio
Big Daddy Kane
Marc Anthony
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
Ricki Lake
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
Will Smith
Naomi Watts
Thom Yorke
Hugh Jackman
Didier Deschamps
Ziggy Marley
Juan Orlando Hernández
Sam Rockwell
Tracy Morgan
Owen Wilson
Jill Hennessy
Lucy Liu
Brendan Fraser
Rachel Griffiths
Casper Van Dien
Dina Meyer

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January[edit]

Karl Kobelt
Leopold Infeld

February[edit]

Mae Marsh
Howard Florey

March[edit]

Yuri Gagarin

April[edit]

Lev Landau
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jim Clark

May[edit]

June[edit]

Helen Keller
Robert F. Kennedy

July[edit]

Corneille Heymans
Otto Hahn

August[edit]

Konstantin Rokossovsky

September[edit]

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

October[edit]

Bea Benaderet
Lise Meitner

November[edit]

Charles Bacon
Upton Sinclair

December[edit]

Tallulah Bankhead
John Steinbeck

Date unknown[edit]

Nobel Prizes[edit]

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