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1968 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

 

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1968 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates

 
 


 

Top movies of 1968 included ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, 2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Funny Girl’.

 


   

Elvis Presley’s wife, Priscilla gave birth to their only child, Lisa Marie, in Memphis.

 
 



 

TV shows which made their debut in 1968 included Hawaii Five - 0, The Mod Squad, Adam 12, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and 60 Minutes.

 


 

 

Martin Luther King and Senator Robert Kennedy were assassinated weeks apart in 1968.

 

   

Jacqueline Kennedy married shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

 
 

 

Top albums of 1968 included ‘Cheap Thrills’ by Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, The Graduate soundtrack, Magical Mystery Tour and the Double White Album by The Beatles, and Axis, Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix.

 

   

Richard Nixon was elected president of the United States.

 
   

Pierre Elliot Trudeau became Canada’s youngest prime minister.

 
   

The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened.

 
   

The Beatles formed their own label, ‘Apple Records’ and their first release was ‘Hey Jude’ - which became their biggest hit of all time.

 
   

The Montreal Canadiens defeated the St. Louis Blues to capture their 13th Stanley cup since 1930 and their 3rd cup in the past 4 years. The score was a narrow 4 - 3.

 
   

Entertainers we lost in 1968 included Frankie Lymon, Little Willie John, Nelson Eddy, and Ann Sheridan.

 
   

Butter was 67 cents a pound; bread was 24 cents a loaf and a carton of cigarettes cost $4.25.

 
   

Music artists who had their first top hit in 1968 included C.C.R., Deep Purple, Sly and the Family Stone, Steppenwolf and Mary Hopkin.

 
   

The Grammy award winning record of the year was ‘Mrs. Robinson’ by Simon and Garfunkel.

 
   

In Superbowl 2, the Green Bay Packers beat the Oakland Raiders 33 - 14.

The Ottawa Rough Riders beat the Calgary Stampeders 24 - 21 to win the Grey Cup.

 
   

Saturday mail delivery in Canada ended.

 
   

The summer Olympics were held in Mexico city.

 
   

Entertainers born in 1968 include Celine Dion, Will Smith, and Cuba Gooding Jr.