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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.
- March 6, 1968 – The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
- July 23, 1968 – Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.
- July 26, 1968 – Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzũ is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
- August 1, 1968 – The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
- August 28, 1968 – Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
- September 24, 1968 – Swaziland joins the United Nations.
- 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 11, 1968 – Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
- November 12, 1968 – Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1968?
- February 8, 1968 – Nasos Thanopoulos, Greek businessman
- March 28, 1968 – Jon Lee, British drummer (d. 2002)
- March 31, 1968 – Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
- June 6, 1968 – François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist
- August 9, 1968 – Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol)
- August 17, 1968 – Helen McCrory, English actress
- November 8, 1968 – Parker Posey, American actress
- December 1, 1968 – Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer
- December 16, 1968 – Peter Dante, American actor