Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee.
Richard Nixon is elected the 36 President of the United States.
Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot to deaf by Sirhan Sirhan in California.
The Mayor of Crazyville is born.
Apollo 8 astronauts are the first to orbit the moon.
President Johnson decides not to accept renomination as president.
Super Bowl III: New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts 16-7
Music artist that debut in 1968:
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Steve Miller Band
Sly & the Family Stone
Grammy- Record of the Year-
“Up, Up and Away” The 5th Demension
Academy Award Winners-
Best Picture: In the Heat of the Night
Best Actor: George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Popular TV shows:
The Beverly Hillbillies
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated; 4/4/68; 39
Robert F. Kennedy, 6/6/68, assassinated; 42
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