1968

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Events

  • January 17 - The Khmer Rouge launch their first major offensive in the Cambodian Civil War.
  • January 17 to 29 - North Korean commandos raid the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea in an attempt to assassinate South Korean President Park Chung-hee. The raid fails and Park is unharmed.
  • January 30 - The Tet Offensive is launched by the Việt Cộng.
  • March 16 - The My Lai Massacre takes place.
  • April 4 - Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Riots erupt in major American cities, lasting for several days afterwards.
  • May 24 - The Jewish Defense League is founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane.
  • June 3 - Valerie Solanas attempts to kill Andy Warhol at his studio in New York City by shooting him three times.
  • June 6 - Robert F. Kennedy is mortally wounded by Sirhan B. Sirhan shortly after midnight at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He is pronounced dead at 1:44 a.m.
  • June 23 - Beginning of Operation Condor.
  • September 23 - The Tet Offensive comes to an end.
  • October 5 - Beginning of the Troubles.
  • October 12 - Francisco Macías Nguema is elected the first President of Equatorial Guinea.
  • November 5 - Richard Nixon wins the 1968 Presidential Election, defeating Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace.
  • November 19 - Moussa Traoré takes power in Mali following a successful coup d'état.
  • December 20 - The first murders attributed to the Zodiac Killer take place when 17-year old David Faraday and 16-year old Betty Jensen are killed on Lake Herman Road in Benicia, California.
  • December 26 - The Communist Party of the Philippines is founded.

Births

Villain births

Victim births

  • March 5 - Mark Kilroy
  • April 30 - Ron Gamboa (9/11 Victim)
  • July 2 - Ron Goldman

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • April 4 - Martin Luther King Jr.
  • June 6 - Robert F. Kennedy
  • December 20 - David Faraday & Betty Jensen