#ThrowBackThursday – The Musical 1968

Ah, 1968, the year I started kicking around on this planet.

Some notable events that year:

The Green Bay Packers defeat the Oakland Raiders by the score of 33-14 in Super Bowl II at theMiami Orange Bowl.

Vietnam WarBattle of Khe Sanh: One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins, ending on April 8.

Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive begins, as Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks across South Vietnam.

The American movie Planet of the Apes is released in theaters.

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

The Beatles announce the creation of Apple Records in a New York press conference.

Radical feminist Valerie Solanas shoots Andy Warhol as he enters his studio, wounding him.

U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies from his injuries the next day.

The Medal of Honor is posthumously awarded to James Anderson, Jr.—he is the first black U.S. Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Hawaii 5-O debuts on CBS, and eventually becomes the longest-running crime show in television history, until Law & Order overtakes it in 2003.

Led Zeppelin makes their first live performance, at Surrey University in England[6]

The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet, which contains the classic song “Sympathy for the Devil.”

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

 

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