​Notable News from 1968
​January 23: North Korea captures the USS Pueblo, an American surveillance ship
​January 30:  North Vietman launches the Tet Offensive
March 16:  The My Lai Massacre
​April 4:  The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated
June 5:  Robert Kennedy is shot; dies the following day
​August:  Thousands of Vietnam War protesters battle police in Chicago
​October:  During the 1968 Summer Olympics, two black athletes stage a silent
demonstration against racial discrimination
November 22:  The Beatles "White Album" is released
​December 24:  Apollo 8 becomes the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon


 
​From the World of Sports

​The Detroit Tigers' Denny McClain becomes the first pitcher to win 30 games in a season since 1934.  His record remains to this day.

​The Green Bay Packers beat the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II. We just watched Super Bowl LII.

​The Winter Olympics were held in Grenoble, France.

The Indianapolis 500 is won by Bobby Unser.

​USC beat Indiana in the Rose Bowl.


 
Billboard Year-End 1968 Top Six Songs
​1.  The Beatles                 Hey Jude
​2.  Paul Mauriat             Love is Blue
​3.  Bobby Goldsboro     Honey
​4.  Otis Redding              (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
5.  The Rascals                 People Got to be Free
​6.  Cream                           Sunshine of Your Love

​Billboard Year-End 1967 Top Six Songs
​1.  Lulu                                 To Sir with Love
​2.  The Box Tops               The Letter
​3.  Bobby Gentry               Ode to Billy Joe
4.  The Association          Windy
​5.  The Monkees                I'm a Believer
​6.  The Doors                      Light My Fire

 
​Some Memorable Movies of 1968

2001: A Space Odyssey

​Romeo and Juliet

Planet of the Apes

​Funny Girl

The Lion in Winter

Rosemary's Baby