Ah, 1968, the year I started kicking around on this planet.
Some notable events that year:
The American movie Planet of the Apes is released in theaters.
Apollo program: U.S. spacecraft Apollo 8 enters orbit around the Moon. Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William A. Anders become the first humans to see the far side of the Moon and planet Earth as a whole.
Courtesy of Wikipedia