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Top 10 Hits of 1968

Hey Jude by The Beatles
Honey by Bobby Goldsboro
Love is Blue by Paul Mauriat
Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
People got to be Free by The Rascals
Sunshine of Your Love by Cream
This Guy's in Love With You by Herb Alpert
Stoned Soul Picnic by The Fifth Dimension
Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel
Tighten Up by Archie Bell and The Drells

 
 
Top 10 TV Shows of 1968

The Lucy Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Gomer Pyle USMC
Gunsmoke
Family Affair
Bonanza
The Red Skelton Hour
The Dean Martin Show
The Jackie Gleason Show
Bewitched


Top 10 Motion Pictures of 1968

2001: A Space Odyssey
Rosemary's Baby
The Producers
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Night of the Living Dead
Where Eagles Dare
Coogan's Bluff
Bullitt
Finian's Rainbow
The Bride Wore Black



Top News Stories of 1968

Martin Luther King Assassinated in Memphis
Robert F. Kennedy Assassinated in Los Angeles
Rioting Breaks Out at the Democratic National Convention
Tet Offensive Begins in Vietnam
Apollo 8 Orbits the Moon
Richard Nixon wins the Republican Nomination
Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first successful heart transplant.

The Boeing 747 Made it's maiden flight.



Top Sports Stories of 1968

Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers becomes the second pitcher ever in Major League Baseball to win 30 or more games in a season
UNC is Defeated by UCLA in the NCAA Championship Game
Vince Lombardi announced his retirement as head coach of the Green Bay Packers 

Lee Trevino became the first golfer to shoot in the 60s in every round of the U.S. Open
Billie Jean King Wins the Wimbledon Championship



Prices in 1968

Median Household Income $7,743
Average Cost of a New Car $2,822
Median Cost of a New Home $14,950
Cost of a First Class Stamp 5 Cents
Cost of a Gallon of Gas 34 Cents
Cost of a Dozen Eggs 53 Cents
Cost of a Gallon of Milk $1.07