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1968 Trivia

<< - 1967
World Series Champions:
Detroit Tigers
Superbowl II Champions:
Green Bay Packers
NBA Champions:
Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Lee Trevino
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Arthur Ashe/Virginia Wade
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Rod Laver/Billie Jean King
NCAA Football Champions:
Ohio State
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
Forward pass
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Ewa Aulin, Honor Blackman, Veronica Carlson, Julie Christie, Yvonne Craig, Catherine Deneuve, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Peggy Lipton, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Montgomery, Caroline Munro, Turia Mau, Julie Newmar, Ingrid Pitt, Diana Rigg, Elke Sommer, Stella Stevens, Barbra Streisand, Sharmila Tagore, Sharon Tate, Twiggy, Raquel Welch, Barbara Windsor
"The Quotes"

"Book 'em Dano"
- Jack Lord in 'Hawaii 5-0'

"You’ve come a long way, baby"
- Virginia Slims Cigarettes

"I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you."
-Hal 5000, in '2001: A Space Odyssey'

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."
- Keir Dullea, in '2001: A Space Odyssey'

"Ring around the collar"
- Wisk Laundry Detergent

"They’re coming to get you, Barbara"
- Johnny, in 'Night Of The Living Dead'

"Hello gorgeous."
- Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, in 'Funny Girl'

"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"
- Charlton Heston, in 'Planet of the Apes'

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)
The Scandals:

April 4 - Reverend Martin Luther King was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

June 5 - Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D, NY) was assassinated by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.

AP Photojournalist Eddie Adams took a photograph of an officer shooting a handcuffed prisoner in the head at point-blank range and earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1969. Although it changed the viewpoint of the war in many American's eyes, the victim was, in fact, a Vietcong 'revenge squad' leader, having killed dozens of (unarmed) civilians that very same day. The phrase 'fog of war' was invented for events like this.

AFL Championship Game : With the Jets leading 32-29 with only 65 seconds left in the Game , the Raiders quickly scored 14 points to win, 43-32. Meanwhile, millions of American television viewers were unable to see Oakland's comeback. The NBC television network cut off the live broadcast in favor of a pre-scheduled airing of Heidi, a new made-for-TV version of the classic children's story.

The Doors’ Jim Morrison, at a Miami concert, drunkedly screeched “There are no rules!” and exposed "Mr. Winky."

Nerd News:

Roy Jacuzzi invented the first self-contained, fully integrated whirlpool bath, and named it the Jacuzzi®.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1968: $54,000

1st appearances & 1968's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Don't Break The Ice, Hot Wheels, Battling Tops, Silly Putty*, Whirlee Twirlee
1968 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Rowan and Martin's Laugh In (NBC)
2. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
3. Bonanza (NBC)
4. Mayberry R.F.D. (CBS)
5. Family Affair (CBS)
6. Gunsmoke (CBS)
7. Julia (NBC)
8. The Dean Martin Show (NBC)
9. Here's Lucy (CBS)
10. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1968 include:
Archie Bell & the Drells, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Archie Bell & the Drells, Barbara Acklin, Bobby Goldsboro, Clarence Carter, The Delfonics, The Dells, Dionne Warwick, The Doors, Elvis Presley, Gary Pucket & the Union Gap, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Herb Alpert, Hugh Masekela, The Intruders, James Brown, Jerry Butler, Joe Tex, Johnny Taylor, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, The Impressions, The Intruders, Marvin Gaye, The Monkees, 1910 Fruitgum Company, O. C. Smith, Otis Redding, The Rascals, Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Tammi Terrell, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1968:
December 30, 1967 - January 19, 1968: The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye

January 20, 1968 - February 2, 1968: John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)

February 3, 1968 - February 9, 1968: The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine

February 10, 1968 - March 15, 1968: Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue

March 16, 1968 - April 12, 1968: Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

April 13, 1968 - May 17, 1968: Bobby Goldsboro - Honey

May 18, 1968 - May 3, 1968: Archie Bell & the Drells - Tighten Up

June 1, 1968 - June 21, 1968: Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson

June 22, 1968 - July 19, 1968: Herb Alpert - This Guy's in Love with You

July 20, 1968 - August 2, 1968: Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass

August 3, 1968 - August 16, 1968: The Doors - Hello, I Love You

August 17, 1968 - September 20, 1968: Young Rascals - People Got to Be Free

September 21, 1968 - September 27, 1968: Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.

September 28, 1968 - November 29, 1968: The Beatles - Hey Jude
November 30, 1968 - December 13, 1968: Diana Ross & the Supremes - Love Child

December 14, 1968 - January 31, 1969: Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine