The Year In Review
1968


                                        Top News Stories  
                                   North Korea seizes "Pueblo" And Crew  *Including 1963 Grad, Darrell Dean Wright
Martin Luther King Assassinated In Memphis
Robert Kennedy Assasinated by Sirhan Sirhan After Winning CA Primary
James Earl Ray Arrested in Murder Of Martin Luther King
Nixon Elected by Margin Of 500,000
Jackie Kennedy Weds Aristotle Onassis
50,000 March In Capital For Poor People
Soviet Tanks Invade Defiant Prague
Huey Newton Found Guilty In Shooting
Viet Cong Begin Tet Offensive In Saigon
1968 Civil Rights Act Is Passed
Actress Jane Mansfield Killed In Auto Accident
Wide Ties Are In
For Women Rings On All Fingers Is The Style
Dr. Benjamine Spock Indited For His Anti-draft Advice
Bille Jean King Wins Third Wimbledon Title
 
 

New Products For 1968
 
  Virginia Slims Cigarettes Are Introduced By Philip Morris, Inc
The Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant Chain Began In Lakeland, FL
Roy Rogers Family Restaurants Open - Develops Into 800 Store Chain
 

1968 Prices
 
  Cost of a new home: $26,600.00
Cost of a new car:
     Cadillac Elderado $6,605
     Comet Cyclone GT ( Lincoln Mercury ) $3,290
     Dodge Dart GT $3,065
     Ford Fairlane Torino $3,156
     Chevrolet Camero SS $2,588
     Ford Galaxie 500 $2,881
     Ford Mustang Shelby GT $3,995
     Oldsmobile Tornado $5,258
     Pontiac GTO $3,227
     Rambler American $2,024
Median Household Income: $7,743.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: 5¢ (increased to 6¢ on 1/7/68)
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: 34¢
Cost of a dozen eggs: 53¢
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.07
Cost of a Hershey Bar - 3/4 oz 5¢
 

Top 20 Songs Of The Year
 
  01 Hey Jude - The Beatles
02 I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
03 Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat
04 Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
05 People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
06 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
07 This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
08 Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkle
09 Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
10 Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
11 Hello, I Love You - The Doors
12 Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band
13 Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
14 Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
15 Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers
16 (Theme From) The Valley of The Dolls - Dionne Warwick
17 Young Girl - Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett
18 Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin
19 The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Company
20 Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
 
 

Top 20 TV Favorites
 
  01 Laugh-In
02 Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.
03 Bonanza
04 Mayberry RFD
05 Family Affair
06 Gunsmoke
07 Julia
08 Dean Martin Show
09 Here's Lucy
10 Beverly Hillbillies
11 Mission: Impossible
12 Bewitched
13 Red Skelton Hour
14 My Three Sons
15 Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
16 Ironside
17 Virginian
18 The FBI
19 Green Acres
20 Dragnet
21 Daniel Boone
22 Walt Disney
23 Ed Sullivan Show
24 Carol Burnett Show
25 Jackie Gleason Show
 


TV Series Ended in 1968
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968)
Lost in Space (1965-1968)
The Lucy Show (1962-1968)
Batman (1966-1968)
The Monkees(1967-1968)
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959-1968)
The Fulton Sheen Program (1961-1968)


Sports
  Super Bowl III:
New York Jets 16 - Baltimore Colts 7

World Series Champs:
Detroit Tigers over St.Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3







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