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1968


Jan
1
Release: Theatrical release of 2001: A Space OdysseyThe film 2001: A Space Odyssey is released (1968)Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes

13
Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison (1968)Johnny Cash Biography: Life and Career of the Country Singer-Songwriter

14
Birthday of LL Cool JBirthday of LL Cool J, American rapper and actor (1968)LL Cool J: Biography of the Rapper and Actor
Top 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists
Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries

27
Birthday of Mike PattonBirthday of Mike Patton (1968).Top 10 Music Feuds and Rivalries

28
Birthday of RakimBirthday of Rakim (1968).Top 10 Rap Acts of All Time
Top 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists

28
Birthday of Sarah McLachlanBirthday of Sarah McLachlan (1968)Top 10 Stalker Songs

30
The Tet Offensive beginsThe Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, begins (1968)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1960s America

Feb
1
Birthday of Lisa Marie PresleyBirthday of Lisa Marie Presley (1968)Top 10 Celebrity Scientologists
The Life and Career of Elvis Presley

1
Birthday of Pauly ShoreBirthday of Pauly Shore (1968)Top 10 Most Hated Comedians

1
New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroads MergerNew York Central and Pennsylvania Railroads merged to form Penn Central (1968).Top 10 Disastrous Mergers

8
Birthday of Gary ColemanBirthday of Gary Coleman (1968)Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases

8
Release: Planet of the ApesThe film Planet of the Apes is released (1968)Top 10 Astronaut Movies
Top 10 Movie Twists

18
Birthday of Molly RingwaldBirthday of Molly Ringwald (1968)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

20
The TV series Columbo airs its first episodeThe TV series Columbo airs its first episode (1968)Top 10 TV Detectives

Mar
2
Birthday of Daniel CraigBirthday of actor Daniel Craig (1968)Daniel Craig: From Bond to Cowboys and Aliens
The Origins of James Bond
Top 10 James Bond Movies
Top 10 Skyfall Movie Trivia

6
The TV series Lost in Space airs its last episodeThe TV series Lost in Space airs its last episode (1968)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

14
The TV series Batman airs its last episodeThe TV series Batman airs its last episode (1968)Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

23
Birthday of Damon AlbarnBirthday of musician Damon Albarn [Blur, Gorillaz]Top 10 Gorillaz Songs
Top 10 Music Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Gorillaz Songs
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 2000s

27
Death of Yuri Gagarin Death: Yuri Gagarin (1968)Space Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts

30
Birthday of Celine DionBirthday of Celine Dion (1968)The Life and Career of Celine Dion
Top 10 Female Vocalists
Top 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

Apr
2
Release: Theatrical release of 2001: A Space OdysseyThe film 2001: A Space Odyssey is released (1968)Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings
Top 10 Stanley Kubrick Movies
Top 10 Movies of the 1960s
Top 10 Wrong Movie Predictions About the Future

3
Birthday of Jamie HewlettBirthday of Jamie Hewlett (1968)Top 10 Gorillaz Songs

4
Death of Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray (1968)Martin Luther King Jr: Life and Death
Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners
Top 10 Iconic Americans
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1960s America

15
Birthday of Radiohead's Ed O'Brien Birthday of Ed O'Brien [Radiohead] (1968)The History of Radiohead

15
The TV series I Spy airs its last episodeThe TV series I Spy airs its last episode (1968)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

23
Birthday of Timothy McVeigh Birthday of Timothy McVeigh (1968)Top 10 Infamous Bombings

May
12
Birthday of Tony Hawk Birthday of Tony Hawk (1968)Tony Hawk: Life and Career of a Skateboarding Legend

28
Birthday of Kylie MinogueBirthday of Kylie Minogue (1968).Top 10 Unlikely Musical Collaborations
Top 10 Banned Sexy Commercials

Jun
12
Release: Rosemary's BabyThe film Rosemary's Baby is released (1968)Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies
Top 10 Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins

30
Birthday of Phil AnselmoBirthday of Phil Anselmo (1968).Top 10 Frontmen in Heavy Metal and Hard Rock

Jul
20
Special Olympics founded Special Olympics founded (1968)The Sport of Wheelchair Fencing
Interview with Paralympic Gold Medalist Chantal Petitclerc

Aug
9
Birth of actress Gillian Anderson.Birth of actress Gillian Anderson. This American actress achieved international recognition for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on 'The X-Files'.Top 10 Women Cops From Television

9
Birthday of Eric BanaBirthday of Eric Bana (1968)Top 10 Actor Body Transformations

25
Birthday of Rachael RayBirthday of Rachael Ray, American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity chef and author.Top 10 Celebrity Chefs

25
Birthday of Stuart Murdoch of Belle and SebastianBirthday of Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian (1968)Top 10 Underground Music Groups

26
Release: Hey Jude by The Beatles is releasedHey Jude by The Beatles is released (1968).Top 10 Iconic Rock Songs

26
The 1968 Democratic National Convention beginsThe 1968 Democratic National Convention begins, and was marred by violent protests and civil unrest (1968)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1960s America

Sep
21
The Jimi Hendrix Experience's All Along the Watchtower is releasedThe Jimi Hendrix Experience's 'All Along the Watchtower' is releasedTop 10 Cover Songs

23
The Tet Offensive endsThe Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, ends (1968)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1960s America

24
The TV series The Mod Squad airs its first episodeThe TV series The Mod Squad airs its first episode (1968)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

25
Birthday of Will SmithBirthday of Will Smith (1968)Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines
Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film
Top 10 Actors Who Haven't Won an Oscar
Will Smith: From Fresh Prince To Hollywood Powerhouse
Top 10 Will Smith Movies
Top 10 Will Smith Trivia
Top 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists Turned Actors

26
Release: Oliver!The film Oliver! is released (1968)Top 10 Worst Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

Oct
1
Release: Night of the Living DeadThe film Night of the Living Dead is released (1968)Top 10 Sleeper Hits
Top 10 Directorial Debuts in Film

4
Birthday of Beverly AllittBirthday of Beverly Allitt, a serial killer convicted of murdering four children (1968)Top 10 Most Evil Women in History

7
Birthday of Thom YorkeBirthday of Thom Yorke [Radiohead] (1968)The History of Radiohead
Top Greatest 10 Radiohead Songs
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 1990s

7
Birthday of Thom Yorke Birthday of Thom Yorke (1968)Top 10 Alternative Bands of All Time (REDUX)

8
Release: Romeo and Juliet directed by Franco Zeffirelli is releasedRomeo and Juliet directed by Franco Zeffirelli is released (1968).Top 10 Romeo and Juliet Trivia

12
Birthday of Hugh Jackman Birthday of Hugh Jackman (1968)Top 10 X-Men Mutants from Movies

12
Birthday of Hugh JackmanBirthday of Hugh Jackman (1968)Hugh Jackman Profile: From X-Men to Real Steel
Top 10 Career Defining Movies

17
Theatrical release of BullittThe film Bullitt is released to theaters (1968)Top 10 Movie Car Chases
Top 10 Male Movie Cops

30
Release: The Lion in WinterThe film The Lion in Winter is released (1968)Top 10 Medieval Movies
Top 10 Katharine Hepburn Performances

Nov
10
Birthday of Tracy Morgan Birthday of Tracy Morgan (1968)The History of Saturday Night Live

13
Release: Yellow SubmarineThe film Yellow Submarine is released (1968)Top 10 Submarine Movies

15
Birthday of Ol' Dirty Bastard Birthday of Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs
Wu-Tang Clan: History of the Hip Hop Group

22
Release: Release of Picture Book by The KinksRelease of Picture Book by The Kinks (1968)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

29
Birthday of NKOTB's Jonathan Knight Birthday of Jonathan Knight (1968) [New Kids on the Block]Backstreet Boy Howie D talks NKOTBSB
Music Showdown: New Kids on the Block Vs. Backstreet Boys

Dec
5
Birthday of Margaret Cho Birthday of Margaret Cho (1968)Provocative Comedienne Margaret Cho

20
Death of John SteinbeckDeath of John Steinbeck (1968)Top 10 Notes: Of Mice and Men

20
The Zodiac KillerThe Zodiac Killer commits his first murder on Lake Herman Road, Benica City.Top 10 Enigmatic People in History

21
Release: Once Upon a Time in the WestThe film Once Upon a Time in the West is released (1968)Top 10 Movie Comeback Lines