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1968
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
David Hemery
Athlete
1968
   winners of the FA Cup were   
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion 1 Everton 0 (aet)
1968
   Summer Olympic Games were held in   
Mexico City
Blackbeard's Ghost
   was released in   
1968
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
   was released in   
1968
1968
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Graham Hill
1968
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Rod Laver
1968
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Billie Jean King
1968
   Winter Olympics host was   
Grenoble
1968
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Arthur Ashe
d. Tom Okker 14-12 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3
1968
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Virginia Wade
1968
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Billie Jean King
1968
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Apollo 8 Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders
Lovell and Anders became the first people to orbit the Moon. Lovell later had to be spectacuarly rescued from space in Apollo 13.
1968
   the winner was   
O. J. Simpson
HB from Southern California
1968
   Swiss Football League Championship winners were   
FC Zürich
1968
   was the year   
Martin Luther King Was Assassinated
American civil rights leader, shot allegedly by James Earl Ray.
1968
   champions were   
UCLA
Lisa Marie Presley
   was born on   
January 2, 1968
The King's Daughter
Will Smith
   was born on   
September 25, 1968
Fresh Prince
1968
   the winner was   
Yasunari Kawabata
Japan, 1899-1972; "for his narrative mastery which, with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind"
1968
   the winner was   
Oliver!
Directed by Carol Reed for Columbia
1968
   the winner was   
Forward Pass
Ismael Valenzuela - declared the winner after Dancer's Image was disqualified when it failed a post-race drug test
1968
   the winner was   
Gary Player
At Carnoustie
1968
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Manchester United
England
1968
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 350 cc
1968
   the award was won by   
Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally
Nauru
   gained independence in   
1968
31 January. Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom(from the Australia-New Zealand and United Kingdom- administered UN Trusteeship)
Swaziland
   gained independence in   
1968
6 September. United Kingdom
1968
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Rain Lover
Jockey - Jim Johnson, Trainer - Mick L. Robins, Owner - Clifford A. Reid, Time - 3.19.10
Tet Offensive, Robert Kennedy & Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated
   are all   
Major Events of 1968
1968
   the winner was   
Journey Into Self
At the 41st Awards ceremony on April 14, 1969, Young Americans was announced as the winner of the Documentary Feature Oscar. On May 7, 1969, the film was declared ineligible after it was revealed that the film had played in October of 1967, therefore ineligible for a 1968 Award. The first runner-up, , was awarded the statuette on May 8, 1969.
1968
   was the year   
Vietnamese Communists Launched the Tet Offensive
Launched Jan 31; changes the course of the war
1968
   was the year   
Robert F. Kennedy Was Assassinated
1968
   was the year   
The Prague Spring Occured
Period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia and the subsequent Soviet crackdown
1968
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Forward Pass
Ismael Valenzuela on board -- Trainer Henry Forrest -- Calumet Farm -- 1:56.80
1968
   winner was   
Stage Door
Johnny Heliodoro Gustines up, Trainer: John M. Gaver, Sr., Owner: Greentree Stable --2:27.20
Catfish Hunter
   pitched a perfect game on   
May 8th 1968
Oakland Athletics 4, Minnesota Twins 0 at Oakland, California -- 22 years old
1968
   saw the   
Battle of Khe Sanh
21 January to 8 April, series of attacks on hilltop US Marine base by North Vietnamese and Chinese forces
1968
   saw the   
Battle of Hué
One of the bloodiest and longest battles of the Vietnam War
1968
   the winner was the   
Montreal Canadiens
1968
   was won by   
Wilt Chamberlain
Cecil Day-Lewis
   was appointed in   
1968
Appointed by Elizabeth II - "Newsreel"
1968
   player of the year was   
George Best
Manchester United
1968
   was the year   
The First Sub 10 Second 100m Was Achieved
By Jim Hines at the Mexico Olympics, where he was probably helped by the altitude.
1968
   was the year   
Martin Luther King Was Assassinated
American civil rights leader, shot allegedly by James Earl Ray.
1968
   was the year   
The Prague Spring Occured
Period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia and the subsequent Soviet crackdown
1968
   was the year   
Robert F. Kennedy Was Assassinated
1968
   was the year   
Vietnamese Communists Launched the Tet Offensive
Launched Jan 31; changes the course of the war, despite the Viets losing heavily USA discovered their government lied. Isn't that what governments do ?
1968
   was the year of the   
Battle of Hué
One of the bloodiest and longest battles of the Vietnam War
1968
   was the year of the   
Battle of Khe Sanh
21 January to 8 April, series of attacks on hilltop US Marine base by North Vietnamese and Chinese forces






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