Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1968 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1968
MCMLXVIII
Ab urbe condita2721
Armenian calendar1417
ԹՎ ՌՆԺԷ
Assyrian calendar6718
Baháʼí calendar124–125
Balinese saka calendar1889–1890
Bengali calendar1375
Berber calendar2918
British Regnal year16 Eliz. 2 – 17 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2512
Burmese calendar1330
Byzantine calendar7476–7477
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4664 or 4604
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4665 or 4605
Coptic calendar1684–1685
Discordian calendar3134
Ethiopian calendar1960–1961
Hebrew calendar5728–5729
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2024–2025
 - Shaka Samvat1889–1890
 - Kali Yuga5068–5069
Holocene calendar11968
Igbo calendar968–969
Iranian calendar1346–1347
Islamic calendar1387–1388
Japanese calendarShōwa 43
(昭和43年)
Javanese calendar1899–1900
Juche calendar57
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4301
Minguo calendarROC 57
民國57年
Nanakshahi calendar500
Thai solar calendar2511
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.

The year was highlighted by protests and other unrests that occurred worldwide.

Events

January

Main article: January 1968

January 30: Tet begins.
January 30: Tet begins.
January 23 USS Pueblo

February

Main article: February 1968

March

Main article: March 1968

April

Main article: April 1968

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

May

Protests in France grow and demonstrators barricade the streets (as seen in Bordeaux)
Protests in France grow and demonstrators barricade the streets (as seen in Bordeaux)

Main article: May 1968

June

Main article: June 1968

July

Main article: July 1968

August

Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Main article: August 1968

September

Main article: September 1968

October

Main article: October 1968

1968 Summer Olympics

November

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

Main article: November 1968

December

Main article: December 1968

Dates unknown

Births

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

January

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Rachael Harris
Mary Lou Retton
Felipe VI of Spain

February

Lisa Marie Presley
Josh Brolin
Kelly Hu
Phill Lewis
Gloria Trevi
Molly Ringwald

March

Daniel Craig
Gordon Bajnai
Aaron Eckhart
Damon Albarn
Kenny Chesney
Celine Dion

April

Patricia Arquette
Anthony Michael Hall
Vickie Guerrero
Ashley Judd
Carnie Wilson

May

Traci Lords
Tony Hawk
Scott Morrison
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Kylie Minogue

June

Faizon Love
Scott Wolf
James Patrick Stuart
Jovenel Moïse
Chayanne

July

Ramush Haradinaj
Billy Crudup
Beth Littleford
Brandi Chastain
Kristin Chenoweth
Cliff Curtis
Terry Crews
Robert Korzeniowski

August

Gillian Anderson
Eric Bana
Anna Gunn
Darren Clarke
Rachael Ray
Billy Boyd

September

John DiMaggio
Big Daddy Kane
Marc Anthony
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
Ricki Lake
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
Will Smith
Naomi Watts

October

Thom Yorke
Hugh Jackman
Didier Deschamps
Todd Stashwick
Ziggy Marley
Juan Orlando Hernández
John Farley

November

Sam Rockwell
Seth Gilliam
Tracy Morgan
Owen Wilson
Sean Schemmel
Jill Hennessy

December

Lucy Liu
Brendan Fraser
Rachel Griffiths
Casper Van Dien
Dina Meyer

Unknown date

Deaths

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

January

Karl Kobelt
Leopold Infeld

February

Mae Marsh
Howard Florey

March

Yuri Gagarin

April

Lev Landau
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jim Clark

May

June

Helen Keller
Robert F. Kennedy
Salvatore Quasimodo

July

Otto Hahn

August

Konstantin Rokossovsky

September

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

October

Bea Benaderet
Lise Meitner

November

Charles Bacon
Upton Sinclair

December

Tallulah Bankhead
John Steinbeck

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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