1968

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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)
4664 or 4604
     to 
戊申年 (Earth  Monkey)
4665 or 4605
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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The year was highlighted by protests and other unrests that occurred worldwide.

Events

JanuaryFebruary

January 30: Tet begins. Captain Franklin P. Eller during Tet Offensive Vietnam.jpg
January 30: Tet begins.
January 23 USS Pueblo USS Pueblo (AGER-2).jpg
January 23 USS Pueblo

MarchApril

April 4: Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Martin Luther King, Jr..jpg
April 4: Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

MayJune

Protests in France grow and demonstrators barricade the streets (as seen in Bordeaux) 1968-05 Evenements de mai a Bordeaux - Rue Paul-Bert 2.jpg
Protests in France grow and demonstrators barricade the streets (as seen in Bordeaux)

JulyAugust

Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Frantisek Dostal Srpen 1968 3.jpg
Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.

SeptemberOctober

1968 Summer Olympics 1968 Mexico emblem.svg
1968 Summer Olympics

NovemberDecember

Richard Nixon (pictured) is elected United States President. NIXONcampaigns.jpg
Richard Nixon (pictured) is elected United States President.

Dates unknown

Births

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

January

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Cuba Gooding Jr.
Rachael Harris Rachael Harris by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Rachael Harris
Mary Lou Retton Retton-m.jpg
Mary Lou Retton
Felipe VI of Spain (Felipe de Borbon) Inauguracion de FITUR 2018 (39840659951) (cropped).jpg
Felipe VI of Spain

February

Josh Brolin Josh Brolin SDCC 2014.jpg
Josh Brolin
Kelly Hu Kelly Hu.jpg
Kelly Hu
Gloria Trevi Gloria Trevi2 adjusted.jpg
Gloria Trevi
Molly Ringwald Molly Ringwald in Greece (cropped).jpg
Molly Ringwald

March

Daniel Craig Daniel Craig - Film Premiere "Spectre" 007 - on the Red Carpet in Berlin (22387409720) (cropped).jpg
Daniel Craig
Gordon Bajnai Bajnai Jerusalem.jpg
Gordon Bajnai
Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart (29830286295) (cropped).jpg
Aaron Eckhart
Damon Albarn Damon Albarn - Gorillaz - Roskilde Festival 2010.jpg
Damon Albarn
Celine Dion Celine Dion Concert Singing Taking Chances 2008.jpg
Celine Dion

April

Patricia Arquette Patricia Arquette 2015.jpg
Patricia Arquette
Anthony Michael Hall Anthony Michael Hall by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Anthony Michael Hall
Vickie Guerrero Vickie Guerrero 2013.jpg
Vickie Guerrero
Ashley Judd Ashley Judd ioc cropped headshot.jpg
Ashley Judd

May

Traci Lords Traci Lords 2011.jpg
Traci Lords
Tony Hawk Skater Tony Hawk.jpg
Tony Hawk
Scott Morrison Scott Morrison 2014.jpg
Scott Morrison
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark in 2018.jpg
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue at The Queen's Birthday Party (cropped 3).jpg
Kylie Minogue

June

Scott Wolf Scott Wolf by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Scott Wolf
Jovenel Moise Kelly Craft poses a photo with Haitian President Moise (cropped).jpg
Jovenel Moïse
Chayanne Chayannemn.jpg
Chayanne

July

Ramush Haradinaj Ramush Haradinaj (-125880784).jpg
Ramush Haradinaj
Billy Crudup Billy Crudup May 2015.jpg
Billy Crudup
Brandi Chastain Brandi Chastain.jpg
Brandi Chastain
Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Kristin Chenoweth
Cliff Curtis Cliff Curtis (cropped).jpg
Cliff Curtis
Robert Korzeniowski Robert Korzeniowski (2018).jpg
Robert Korzeniowski

August

Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson Berlinale 2017.jpg
Gillian Anderson
Eric Bana Eric Bana at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Eric Bana
Anna Gunn Anna Gunn by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Anna Gunn
Darren Clarke DarrenClarke.jpg
Darren Clarke
KK KK (125).jpg
KK
Rachael Ray Rachael Ray, Red Dress Collection 2007 (cropped).jpg
Rachael Ray
Billy Boyd Billy Boyd.jpg
Billy Boyd

September

Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane at Hip Hop Kemp 2013 (cropped).jpg
Big Daddy Kane
Marc Anthony Marc Anthony 2010.jpg
Marc Anthony
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece.jpg
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
Ricki Lake Ricki Lake May 2015 (cropped).jpg
Ricki Lake
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau Prince Friso.jpg
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
Will Smith TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 (48834434641) (cropped).jpg
Will Smith
Naomi Watts Naomi Watts (36037832511) (cropped).jpg
Naomi Watts

October

Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Austin Texas 2016 (cropped).jpg
Thom Yorke
Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman in 2019 (cropped).jpg
Hugh Jackman
Didier Deschamps Didier Deschamps in 2018.jpg
Didier Deschamps
Ziggy Marley Ziggy Marley 1997.jpg
Ziggy Marley
Juan Orlando Hernandez Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado no Brasil.jpg
Juan Orlando Hernández

November

Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell (51492) (cropped).jpg
Sam Rockwell
Seth Gilliam Seth Gilliam - Comiccon Brussels 2020 (49677344347) (cropped).jpg
Seth Gilliam

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Tracy Morgan

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Owen Wilson Owen Wilson Cannes 2011.jpg
Owen Wilson
Jill Hennessy JillHennessyTIFFSept10.jpg
Jill Hennessy

December

Lucy Liu Lucy Liu DCC 2012 (75882241089) (cropped).jpg
Lucy Liu
Brendan Fraser 7.27.08BrendanFraser.jpg
Brendan Fraser
Rachel Griffiths Rachel Griffiths 2012 (cropped).jpg
Rachel Griffiths
Dina Meyer Dina Meyer by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Dina Meyer

Unknown date

Deaths

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

January

Karl Kobelt Karl Kobelt.gif
Karl Kobelt
Leopold Infeld Leopold Infeld 1960.jpg
Leopold Infeld

February

Mae Marsh Mae Marsh 1916.jpg
Mae Marsh
Howard Florey Howard Walter Florey 1945.jpg
Howard Florey

March

Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin (1961) - Restoration.jpg
Yuri Gagarin

March 30- American child actor, Bobby Driscoll (b. 1937)

April

Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr..jpg
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jim Clark Jim Clark 1965.jpg
Jim Clark

May

June

Helen Keller Helen Keller circa 1920 - restored.jpg
Helen Keller
Robert F. Kennedy Robert F Kennedy crop.jpg
Robert F. Kennedy

July

Otto Hahn Otto Hahn (Nobel).jpg
Otto Hahn

August

Konstantin Rokossovsky Konstanty Rokossowski, 1945.jpg
Konstantin Rokossovsky

September

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Padre Pio.jpg
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

October

Bea Benaderet Gale Gordon Bea Benaderet Granby's Green Acres 1950 (cropped).jpg
Bea Benaderet
Lise Meitner Hahn and Meitner in 1912 (cropped).jpg
Lise Meitner
Ramon Novarro Ramon Novarro1 (cropped).jpg
Ramon Novarro

November

Charles Bacon Charles Bacon 1909.jpg
Charles Bacon
Upton Sinclair Upton Beall Sinclair Jr.jpg
Upton Sinclair

December

Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead 1941.JPG
Tallulah Bankhead
John Steinbeck John Steinbeck 1962.jpg
John Steinbeck

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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