Radio Hits of 1968

1968 Sports

*World Series Champions: Detroit Tigers
*Superbowl Champions: Green Bay Packers
*NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
*Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
*U.S. Open Golf: Lee Trevino
*U.S. Tennis: Arthur Ashe/Virginia Wade
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Rod Laver/Billie Jean King
*NCAA Football Champions: Ohio State
*NCAA Basketball UCLA
*Kentucky Derby: Forward Pass

Fashion Icons:

Raquel Welch, Yvonne Craig, Jane Fonda, Diana Rigg, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon.

Other Facts

Roy Jacuzzi invented the first self-contained, fully integrated whirlpool bath, and named it the Jacuzzi.
*On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is shot down and killed while standing on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.
*President Johnson's announcement, "I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my party as your President", was a complete surprise for most Americans.
*Just after announcing his victory in the California primary race, Robert Kennedy is shot down and murdered by Arab gunman Sirhan Sirhan.
*The Doors Jim Morrison, at a Miami concert, drunkedly screeched, "There are no rules" and exposed "Mr. Winky."
*From August 19 to August 25, confrontations occur between Chicago police and anti-war protesters during the Democratic National Convention.
*The launch of Apollo 8 begins the first US mission to orbit the Moon.
*Jacqueline Kennedy is married to Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping magnate on the private island of Skorpios.
*Richard Nixon wins Presidential Election, The results of the popular vote are 31,770,000 for Nixon, 43.4 percent of the total; 31,270,000 or 42.7 percent for Humphrey; 9,906,000 or 13.5 percent for wallace; and 0.4 percent for other candidates.
*A new radical feminism erupted in 68', (Women's Liberation Organization), in the USA, soon spreading to other countries.
*Pope Paul VI bans Catholics from using the contraceptive pill for birth control
*Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1967: $42,000.
*President Lyndon Johnson orders an end to the bombing of North Vietnam.
+Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Apollo 8 Astronauts (William Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell)
*Miss America: Debra Barnes (Pittsburgh, KS)
*Miss USA: Dorothy Anstett (Washington)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Don't Break The Ice, Hot Wheels, Battling Tops, Silly Putty, Whirlee Twirlee.
What Was On TV:
Rowan and Martin's Laugh In (NBC), Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS), Bonanza (NBC), Mayberry R.F.D. (CBS), Family Affair (CBS), Gunsmoke (CBS), Julia (NBC), The Dean Martin Show (NBC), Here's Lucy (CBS), The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS).


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