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1968 Historical Event(s)
- January 30, 1968 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- February 11, 1968 – Israeli-Jordanian border clashes.
- June 3, 1968 – Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
- June 9, 1968 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
- July 1, 1968 – The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
- September 30, 1968 – The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
- November 1, 1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
- November 26, 1968 – Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
- December 13, 1968 – Brazilian president Artur da Costa e Silva decrees the AI-5 (or the fifth Institutional Act), which lasts until 1978 and marks the beginning of the hard times of Brazilian military dictatorship.
- December 25, 1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans Earth Injection (TEI) maneuver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit.
Who Were Born On 1968?
- January 27, 1968 – Deb Talan, American folk singer and songwriter (The Weepies)
- April 19, 1968 – Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
- May 6, 1968 – Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab)
- June 15, 1968 – Károly Güttler, Hungarian swimmer
- July 7, 1968 – Jeff VanderMeer, American writer
- July 30, 1968 – Robert Korzeniowski, Polish racewalker
- August 9, 1968 – Gillian Anderson, American actress
- October 11, 1968 – Jane Krakowski, American actress
- November 25, 1968 – Jill Hennessy, Canadian actress