1968

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1968 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1968
MCMLXVIII
Ab urbe condita2721
Armenian calendar1417
?? ????
Assyrian calendar6718
Bahá'í 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(Fire Goat)
4664 or 4604
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4665 or 4605
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.

The year was highlighted by protests and other unrests that occurred worldwide.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

January 30: Tet begins.

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Protests in France grow and demonstrators barricade the streets (as seen in Bourdeaux)

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Richard Nixon (pictured) is elected United States President.

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Navazelskis, Inabhfghh (1990). Alexander Dubcek. Chelsea House Publications. ISBN 1-55546-831-4.
  2. ^ Chartres, John (January 9, 1968). "Wilson Joins 'I Back Britain'". The Times. London. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Italy: The Day the Earth Shook". Time. January 26, 1968. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  4. ^ "CPTI - catalogo (per finestre temporali)". emidius.mi.ingv.it.
  5. ^ "The Closing Of Baggeridge Colliery". The Black Country Society. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Paul E. Fontenoy, Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (ABC-CLIO, 2007) p60
  7. ^ "CIA tells Russia of Soviet sea disaster". The Times (64466). London. October 17, 1992. col F-G, p. 10.
  8. ^ Lyndon B. Johnson (March 11, 1968). Memorandum Approving the Adoption by the Federal Government of a Standard Code for Information Interchange. The American Presidency Project. Accessed April 14, 2008.
  9. ^ "Pierre Elliott Trudeau." Prime Minister of Canada. August 26, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Powell's 'rivers of blood' legacy". April 18, 2008 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  11. ^ Polcaro, Rafael (November 22, 2017). "Back In Time: Led Zeppelin members talk about The Beatles".
  12. ^ "Commando Hunt, Operation", in Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam, by Ronald B. Frankum Jr. (Scarecrow Press, 2011) p123-124
  13. ^ "Ho Chi Minh Trail", by William M. Leary, in The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History (ABC-CLIO, 2010) p506
  14. ^ Mali country profile (PDF), Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Federal Research Division, January 2005, p. 3
  15. ^ "Alejandra Guzmán". All Music.com. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  16. ^ "Gloria Trevi". Biography.com. April 17, 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
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Further reading[edit]

  • Sherman, Daniel J. et al. eds. The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives (Indiana University Press; 2013) 382 pages; essays by scholars on the cultural and political impact of 1968 in France, Mexico, Northern Ireland, the United States, etc.
  • Kurlansky, Mark. (2004). 1968: The Year that Rocked the World. London: Jonathan Cape. ISBN 978-0-224-06251-0
  • NPR "Echoes of 1968" report series.
  • 1968 – The Year in Sound An Audiofile produced by Lou Zambrana of WCBS Newsradio 880 (WCBS-AM New York) Part of WCBS 880's celebration of 40 years of newsradio.
  • Time, 40th Anniversary Special (2008). "1968: The Year That Changed the World."
  • Newsweek. "1968: The Year That Made Us Who We Are." November 19, 2007.
  • 1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation, time.com, January 11, 1988.
  • Magnum Photos, Historic photos from 1968
  • BBC Radio 4 – 1968 Myth or Reality? – six months of 'news on this day' programmes and documentaries
  • Interactive 1968 Timeline
  • Reflections on 1968 Read people's memories of the year 1968. Minnesota Historical Society

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