Events of 1968

Answer the questions about this pivotal year in history.
Quiz by FentonsDad
Last updated: March 12, 2022
First submittedFebruary 22, 2013
Times taken1,465
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Jan 22nd - This groundbreaking comedy show, hosted by Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, premieres on NBC.
Laugh In
Jan 23rd - The USS Pueblo and its crew is seized by this cold-war adversary.
North Korea
Jan 31st - In a turning point in the war, the Viet Cong begins an offensive campaign on this Vietnamese holiday.
Feb 6th - The tenth Winter Olympic games open in this city in the French Alps.
Feb 16th - Some of the Beatles travel to India to study this type of meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Feb 24th - Jocelyn Bell, astronomy graduate student at the University of Cambridge, announces the discovery of this object, a highly magnetized, rotating neutron star.
Feb 29th - The Beatles win a Grammy award for this album, which includes such songs as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "When I'm Sixty-Four."
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Apr 4th - This great civil-rights leader is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Apr 29th - This so-called "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" opens on Broadway.
Jun 1st - This Simon & Garfunkel song, from the soundtrack of the movie "The Graduate," hits number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Mrs. Robinson
Jun 5th - This presidential candidate is fatally shot while campaigning in Los Angeles.
Robert F. Kennedy
Sep 6th - This small African nation becomes independent.
Oct 16th - During a medal ceremony in the Mexico City Summer Olympics, two American athletes make this controversial gesture.
Black power salute
Nov 6th - Richard Nixon defeats this Democratic candidate in the U.S. Presidential election.
Hubert Humphrey
Dec 12th - This man becomes the first African-American to be the highest-ranked tennis player.
Arthur Ashe
Dec 23rd - Astronauts Borman, Lovell & Anders, aboard Apollo 8, become the first men to orbit this heavenly body.
The Moon
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Sep 20, 2012
Great quiz! You might consider accepting Kennedy and RFK, as well as Sgt Pepper.
Level 30
Feb 20, 2013
I typed in Martin Luther King Junior for that question and it would not accept it.
Level 84
Feb 22, 2013
Well, okay, I added that option and re-submitted. But, as with most Jetpunk quizzes, simply typing the last name would have worked.
Level 37
Apr 4, 2018
Well, it didn't! Neither did "Bobby" or "Robert"; which is really strange since JFK is universally accepted, except in those quizzes which ask

for presidential first names.

Level 82
Mar 27, 2014
100% with 36 seconds left. easy quiz for a history buff who was 14 years old that year. Thanks for the memories!