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Events of 1968
Answer the questions about this pivotal year in history.
Last updated: February 22, 2013
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February 22, 2013
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Jan 22nd - This groundbreaking comedy show, hosted by Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, premieres on NBC.
Jan 23rd - The USS Pueblo and its crew is seized by this cold-war adversary.
Jan 31st - In a turning point in the war, the Viet Cong begins an offensive campaign on this Vietnamese holiday.
Feb 6th - The tenth Winter Olympic games open in this city in the French Alps.
Feb 16th - Some of the Beatles travel to India to study this type of meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Feb 24th - Jocelyn Bell, astronomy graduate student at the University of Cambridge, announces the discovery of this object, a highly magnetized, rotating neutron star.
Feb 29th - The Beatles win a Grammy award for this album, which includes such songs as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "When I'm Sixty-Four."
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Apr 4th - This great civil-rights leader is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Apr 29th - This so-called "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" opens on Broadway.
Jun 1st - This Simon & Garfunkel song, from the soundtrack of the movie "The Graduate," hits number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Jun 5th - This presidential candidate is fatally shot while campaigning in Los Angeles.
Robert F. Kennedy
Sep 6th - This small African nation becomes independent.
Oct 16th - During a medal ceremony in the Mexico City Summer Olympics, two American athletes make this controversial gesture.
Black power salute
Nov 6th - Richard Nixon defeats this Democratic candidate in the U.S. Presidential election.
Dec 12th - This man becomes the first African-American to be the highest-ranked tennis player.
Dec 23rd - Astronauts Borman, Lovell & Anders, aboard Apollo 8, become the first men to orbit this heavenly body.
Sep 20, 2012
Great quiz! You might consider accepting Kennedy and RFK, as well as Sgt Pepper.
Feb 20, 2013
I typed in Martin Luther King Junior for that question and it would not accept it.
Feb 22, 2013
Well, okay, I added that option and re-submitted. But, as with most Jetpunk quizzes, simply typing the last name would have worked.
Apr 4, 2018
Well, it didn't! Neither did "Bobby" or "Robert"; which is really strange since JFK is universally accepted, except in those quizzes which ask for presidential first names.
Mar 27, 2014
100% with 36 seconds left. easy quiz for a history buff who was 14 years old that year. Thanks for the memories!
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