In 1968 (the year you were born)
Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US
North Koreans seize USS Pueblo and 83 man crew in the Sea of Japan
Communist troops attack Saigon and 30 province capitals in the "Tet Offensive"
Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, TN
Senator Robert F. Kennedy is shot in California after celebrating presidential primary victories
American troops destroy a town in South Vietnam in the "My Lai Massacre"
Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal
The United States Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency
Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university
LL Cool J, Lisa Marie Presley, Jeri Ryan, Lucy Lawless, Céline Dion, Traci Lords, Tony Hawk, Kylie Minogue, and Sammy Sosa are born
Detroit Tigers win the World Series
Green Bay Packers win Superbowl II
Montreal Canadians win the Stanley Cup
2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes are the top grossing movies
The rock musical Hair opens on Broadway
The Beatles' White Album and Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends are released
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, debuts on NBC
to see what happened in the year I was born.
Today was really shitty at work. Everything went wrong.
But we are very close to getting our new kitten. Liz is going out tomorrow evening to look at some, and with any luck, will bring home little Emma. Hopefully she will actually be female as it's kind of hard to tell at that age. I'm really excited about it.