|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl II Champions:
||Green Bay Packers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Arthur Ashe/Virginia Wade
||Rod Laver/Billie Jean King
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Diana Rigg,
Barbara Feldon, Yvonne Craig, Jane Fonda
"Book 'em Dano"
- Jack Lord in 'Hawaii 5-0'
"You’ve come a long way, baby"
- Virginia Slims Cigarettes
"I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in
Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor
was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song.
If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you."
-Hal 5000, in '2001: A Space Odyssey'
"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."
- Keir Dullea, in '2001: A Space Odyssey'
"Ring around the collar"
- Wisk Laundry Detergent
"They’re coming to get you, Barbara"
- Johnny, in 'Night Of The Living Dead'
- Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, in 'Funny Girl'
"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned
- Charlton Heston, in 'Planet of the Apes'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Apollo 8 Astronauts (William Anders, Frank
Borman, and Jim Lovell)
||Debra Barnes (Pittsburgh, KS)
||Dorothy Anstett (Washington)
April 4 - Reverend Martin Luther King was assassinated
by James Earl Ray.
June 5 - Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D, NY) was assassinated
by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.
AP Photojournalist Eddie Adams took this photograph
of an officer shooting a handcuffed prisoner in the
head at point-blank range and earned a Pulitzer Prize
in 1969. Although it changed the viewpoint of the war
in many American's eyes, the victim was, in fact, a
Vietcong 'revenge squad' leader, having killed dozens
of (unarmed) civilians that very same day.
The phrase 'fog of war' was invented for events like
AFL Championship Game : With the Jets leading 32-29
with only 65 seconds left in the Game , the Raiders
quickly scored 14 points to win, 43-32. Meanwhile,
millions of American television viewers were unable
to see Oakland's comeback. The
NBC television network cut off the live broadcast
in favor of a pre-scheduled airing of Heidi, a new
made-for-TV version of the classic children's story.
The Doors’ Jim Morrison, at a Miami concert, drunkedly
screeched “There are no rules!” and exposed "Mr.
Roy Jacuzzi invented the first self-contained, fully
integrated whirlpool bath, and named it the Jacuzzi®.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1968: $54,000
|1st appearances & 1968's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Don't Break The Ice, Hot Wheels, Battling
Tops, Silly Putty*, Whirlee Twirlee
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
|1968 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. Rowan and Martin's Laugh In (NBC)
2. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
3. Bonanza (NBC)
4. Mayberry R.F.D. (CBS)
5. Family Affair (CBS)
6. Gunsmoke (CBS)
7. Julia (NBC)
8. The Dean Martin Show (NBC)
9. Here's Lucy (CBS)
10. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
Number One Songs
December 30, 1967 - January 19, 1968:
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
January 20 - February 2:
Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred &
His Playboy Band
February 3 - February 9:
Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers
February 10 - March 15:
Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat
March 16 - April 12:
(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
April 13 - May 17:
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
May 18 - May 31:
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & the Drells
June 1 - June 21:
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
June 22 - July 19:
This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
July 20 - August 2:
Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
August 3 - August 16:
Hello, I Love You - The Doors
August 17 - September 20:
People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
September 21 - September 27:
Harper Valley P.T.A - Jeannie C. Riley
September 28 - November 29:
Hey Jude - The Beatles
November 30 - December 13:
Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
December 14, 1968 - January 31, 1969:
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
* Silly Putty originally came out
in 1950, but gained new popularity when it was
announced that the Appolo astronauts brought some
to the moon (stress relief, they said)