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1968 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1968
MCMLXVIII
Ab urbe condita 2721
Armenian calendar 1417
ԹՎ ՌՆԺԷ
Assyrian calendar 6718
Baháʼí calendar 124–125
Balinese saka calendar 1889–1890
Bengali calendar 1375
Berber calendar 2918
British Regnal year 16  Eliz. 2   17  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2512
Burmese calendar 1330
Byzantine calendar 7476–7477
Chinese calendar 丁未年 (Fire  Goat)
4665 or 4458
     to 
戊申年 (Earth  Monkey)
4666 or 4459
Coptic calendar 1684–1685
Discordian calendar 3134
Ethiopian calendar 1960–1961
Hebrew calendar 5728–5729
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2024–2025
 - Shaka Samvat 1889–1890
 - Kali Yuga 5068–5069
Holocene calendar 11968
Igbo calendar 968–969
Iranian calendar 1346–1347
Islamic calendar 1387–1388
Japanese calendar Shōwa 43
(昭和43年)
Javanese calendar 1899–1900
Juche calendar 57
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4301
Minguo calendar ROC 57
民國57年
Nanakshahi calendar 500
Thai solar calendar 2511
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.

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

MarchApril

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

MayJune

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

JulyAugust

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August 20–21: Warsaw Pact invades Czechoslovakia

SeptemberOctober

October 12-27: 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City 1968 Mexico emblem.svg
October 12–27: 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City

NovemberDecember

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November 5: Richard Nixon elected United States President

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Mary Lou Retton
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Felipe VI
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Gary Coleman
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Josh Brolin
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Kelly Hu
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Gloria Trevi
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Molly Ringwald
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Andy Berman
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Daniel Craig
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Gordon Bajnai
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Aaron Eckhart
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Damon Albarn
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Celine Dion
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Patricia Arquette
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Anthony Michael Hall
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Vickie Guerrero
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Ashley Judd
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Eric Holcomb
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Tony Hawk
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Scott Morrison
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John Ortiz
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King Frederik X of Denmark
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Kylie Minogue
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Jovenel Moïse
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Chayanne
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Ramush Haradinaj
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Billy Crudup
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Brandi Chastain
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Kristin Chenoweth
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Cliff Curtis
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Robert Korzeniowski
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Gillian Anderson
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Eric Bana
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Anna Gunn
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Darren Clarke
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Rachael Ray
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Billy Boyd
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John DiMaggio
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Ricki Lake
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Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
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Will Smith
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Naomi Watts
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Thom Yorke
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Hugh Jackman
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Didier Deschamps
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Ziggy Marley
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Juan Orlando Hernández
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Sam Rockwell
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Tracy Morgan
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Owen Wilson
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Jill Hennessy
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Lucy Liu
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Brendan Fraser
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Rachel Griffiths
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January

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Karl Kobelt
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Leopold Infeld

February

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Mae Marsh
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Howard Florey

March

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Yuri Gagarin

April

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Lev Landau
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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Jim Clark

May

June

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Helen Keller
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Robert F. Kennedy

July

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Corneille Heymans
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Otto Hahn

August

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Konstantin Rokossovsky

September

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Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

October

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Bea Benaderet
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Lise Meitner

November

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Charles Bacon
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Upton Sinclair

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Tallulah Bankhead
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John Steinbeck

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1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1960th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 960th year of the 2nd millennium, the 60th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1960s decade.

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1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1966th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 966th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1960s decade.

1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

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1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1965th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 965th year of the 2nd millennium, the 65th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1960s decade.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">1978</span> Calendar year

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">1979</span> Calendar year

1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1979th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 979th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1970s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1955</span> Calendar year

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1954</span> Calendar year

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

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Events from the year 1970 in the United States.

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