# 204: 1968: Music & Headlines

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1968 was one of the most difficult, tumultous years in America's history. Both Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. America was knee-deep involved in Vietnam. There was upheaval in Paris. Upheaval in Prague. Upheaval in Chicago. Riots in every major American city.

COLUMBUS in 1968:
- The B*ckeyes win the National Championship, Big Ten, and the Rose Bowl.

College Football: The Ohio State B*ckeyes
High School Football: Upper Arlington Golden Bears (AP State Champs)
High School Basketball: Columbus East Tigers

NFL: Baltimore Colts
AFL: New York Jets
NBA: Boston Celtics
MLB: Detroit Tigers
NHL: Montreal Canadiens (The St. Louis Blues were the first Expansion Team to reach the Cup Finals)
Heisman Trophy: O.J. Simpson, Halfback, University of Southern California
NCAA Basketball: UCLA Bruins
NCAA Football: The Ohio State B*ckeyes
U.S. Open: Arthur Ashe
- Houston snaps UCLA's 47-game winning streak in the first Nationally Televised College Basketball Game at The Astrodome
- Vince Lombardi retires from coaching the Green Bay Packers, following Super Bowl II
- The B*ckeyes shatter Michigan, 50-14 at Ohio Stadium
- The Olympic Games are broadcast in Color for the First Time with the Winter Games in Grenoble, France
- Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American male athlete to win a Grand Slam in Tennis
- Two Olympic Track and Field Athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, stage a protest during the National Anthem at the Mexico City Summer Olympics

Comedy Series: Get Smart (NBC)
Drama Series: Mission: Impossible (CBS)

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1967 films)
Best Picture: In the Heat of the Night
Actor: Rod Steiger, In The Heat of the Night
Actress: Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Supporting Actor: George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke
Supporting Actress: Estelle Parsons, Bonnie and Clyde
Director: Mike Nichols, The Graduate
Original Song: "Talk to the Animals", Dr. Doolittle

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy are both assassinated
- Richard Nixon is Elected President
- There are riots all over the country; Riots all over the World
- Riots erupt during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago
- Prague Spring takes place in Czechoslovakia, until the Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia in August
- Apollo 8 orbits around the Earth with a LIVE Christmas Eve Broadcast
- The Vietcong Troops launch the Tet Offensive
- The Motion Picture Rating System is launched with G, PG, R, and X
- Feminists boycott the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey


The People's History, 1968: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1968.html
Smithsonian, 1968: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/timeline-seismic-180967503/
InfoPlease, 1968: https://www.infoplease.com/year/1968
CNN, How 1968 Made History: https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/us/1968-important-events/index.html
Official 1968 Headlines: http://www.the60sofficialsite.com/The_Headlines_of_1968.html
History Channel, 1968: https://www.history.com/topics/1960s/1968-events
The Harmony Project, 1968: https://www.harmonyproject.com/1968-main/