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1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1968th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 968th year of the 2nd millennium, the 68th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1960s decade. This was the year of the Protests of 1968.
- March 2 – Baggeridge Colliery closes marking the end of over 300 years of coal mining in the Black Country.
- March 6 – Un-recognized Rhodesia executes 3 black citizens, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.
- March 7 – Vietnam War: The First Battle of Saigon ends.
- March 8 – The first student protests spark the 1968 Polish political crisis.
- March 11 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson mandates that all computers purchased by the federal government support the ASCII character encoding.
- March 12
- March 13 – The first Rotaract club is chartered in North Charlotte, North Carolina.
- March 14 – Nerve gas leaks from the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground near Skull Valley, Utah.
- March 15 – British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns.
- March 16
- March 17 – A demonstration in London's Grosvenor Square against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War leads to violence; 91 people are injured, 200 demonstrators arrested.
- March 18 – Gold standard: The United States Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back U.S. currency.
- March 19–March 23 – Afrocentrism, Black Power, Vietnam War: Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., signal a new era of militant student activism on college campuses in the U.S. Students stage rallies, protests and a 5-day sit-in, laying siege to the administration building, shutting down the university in protest over its ROTC program and the Vietnam War, and demanding a more Afrocentric curriculum.
- March 22 – Daniel Cohn-Bendit ("Danny the Red") and 7 other students occupy the administrative offices of the University of Nanterre, setting in motion a chain of events that lead France to the brink of revolution in May.
- March 24 – Aer Lingus Flight 712 crashes en route from Cork to London near Tuskar Rock, Wexford, killing 61 passengers and crew.
- March 26 – Joan Baez marries activist David Harris in New York.
- March 28 – Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
- March 31 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not seek re-election.
- April 2
- April 3 – The American movie Planet of the Apes is released in theaters.
- April 4
- April 6
- April 7 – Racing driver Jim Clark is killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim.
- April 8 – The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (under Department of Justice) (BNDD) is created.
- April 10 – The ferry TEV Wahine strikes a reef at the mouth of Wellington Harbour, New Zealand, with the loss of 53 lives, in Cyclone Giselle, which created the windiest conditions ever recorded in New Zealand.
- April 11
- April 18 – John Rennie's 1831 New London Bridge is sold to Arizona entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch and is rebuilt in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, reopening on October 5, 1971.
- April 20
- April 23
- President Mobutu releases captured mercenaries in the Congo.
- Surgeons at the Hôpital de la Pitié, Paris, perform Europe's first heart transplant, on Clovis Roblain.
- The United Methodist Church is created by the union of the former Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren churches.
- April 23–April 30 – Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university (see main article Columbia University protests of 1968).
- April 26 – The nuclear weapon "Boxcar" is tested at the Nevada Test Site in the biggest detonation of Operation Crosstie.
- April 29 – The musical Hair officially opens on Broadway.
- May 2 – The Israel Broadcasting Authority commences television broadcasts.
- May 3 – Braniff Flight 352 crashes near Dawson, Texas, killing all 85 persons on board.
- May 13 – Paris student riots: One million march through the streets of Paris.
- May 13 – Manchester City wins the 1967–68 Football League First Division by 2 clear points, over club rivals Manchester United
- May 14 – The Beatles announce the creation of Apple Records in a New York press conference.
- May 15 – An outbreak of severe thunderstorms produces tornadoes, causing massive damage and heavy casualties in Charles City, Iowa, Oelwein, Iowa, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.
- May 16 – Ronan Point, a 23 floor tower block in Canning Town, east London, partially collapses after a gas explosion, killing 5.
- May 17 – The Catonsville Nine enter the Selective Service offices in Catonsville, Maryland, take dozens of selective service draft records, and burn them with napalm as a protest against the Vietnam War.
- May 18 – West Bromwich Albion win the Football Association Cup, defeating Everton 1-0 after extra time. The winning goal was scored by Jeff Astle.
- May 19
- A general election is held in Italy.
- Nigerian forces capture Port Harcourt and form a ring around the Biafrans. This contributes to a humanitarian disaster as the surrounded population already suffers from hunger and starvation.
- May 22 – The U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
- May 29 – Manchester United wins the European Cup Final, becoming the first English team to do so.
- May 30 – Bobby Unser wins the Indianapolis 500.
- July 1
- July 4 – Yachtsman Alec Rose, 59, receives a hero's welcome as he sails into Portsmouth, England after his 354-day round-the-world trip.
- July 15
- July 17 – Saddam Hussein becomes Vice Chairman of the Revolutionary Council in Iraq after a coup d'état.
- July 18 – The semiconductor company Intel is founded.
- July 20 – The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
- July 23–July 28 – Black militants led by Fred (Ahmed) Evans engage in a fierce gunfight with police in the Glenville Shootout of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.
- July 25 – Pope Paul VI publishes the encyclical entitled Humanae vitae, on birth control.
- July 26 – Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzu is sentenced to 5 years hard labor, for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
- July 29 – Arenal Volcano erupts in Costa Rica for the first time in centuries.
- July 30 – Thames Television starts transmission in London.
- August 2 - The 7.6 Mw Casiguran earthquake affected the Aurora province in the Philippines with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing at least 207 and injuring 261.
- August 5–August 8 – The Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida nominates Richard Nixon for U.S. President and Spiro Agnew for Vice President.
- August 11 – The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Railways steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and return to Liverpool – the journey is known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.
- August 18 – Two charter buses are pushed into the Hida River on National Highway Route 41 in Japan, in an accident caused by heavy rain; 104 are killed.
- August 20–August 21 – The Prague Spring of political liberalization ends, as 750,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 6,500 tanks with 800 planes invade Czechoslovakia. It is dated as the biggest operation in Europe since WWII ended.
- August 21 – The Medal of Honor is posthumously awarded to James Anderson Jr.–he was the first black U.S. Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
- August 24 – France explodes its first hydrogen bomb.
- August 22–August 30 – Police clash with anti-war protesters in Chicago, Illinois, outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which nominates Hubert Humphrey for U.S. President, and Edmund Muskie for Vice President. The riots and subsequent trials were an essential part of the activism of the Youth International Party.
- August 28 – John Gordon Mein, US Ambassador to Guatemala, is assassinated on the streets of Guatemala City. First US Ambassador assassinated in the line of duty.
- August 29 – Crown Prince Harald of Norway marries Sonja Haraldsen, the commoner he has dated for 9 years, in Oslo.
- October 1 – Night of the Living Dead premieres in the United States.
- October 2 – Tlatelolco massacre: A student demonstration ends in bloodbath at La Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico, 10 days before the inauguration of the 1968 Summer Olympics. 300-400 are estimated to have been killed.
- October 3 – In Peru, Juan Velasco Alvarado takes power in a revolution.
- October 5 – Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of The Troubles.
- October 7 – José Feliciano At the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Jose Feliciano performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. His personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance proved highly controversial, opening the door for later interpretations of the national anthem.
- October 8 – Vietnam War – Operation Sealords: United States and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
- October 10 – 1968 World Series: The Detroit Tigers defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in 7 games (4-3) after being down 3 games to 1, completing an unlikely comeback against the heavily favored Cardinals led by the overpowering right-handed pitcher Bob Gibson.
- October 11
- October 12–October 27 – The Games of the XIX Olympiad are held in Mexico City, Mexico.
- October 12 – Equatorial Guinea receives its independence from Spain.
- October 14 – Vietnam War: The United States Department of Defense announces that the United States Army and United States Marines will send about 24,000 troops back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours.
- October 15 – Led Zeppelin makes their first live performance, at Surrey University in England
- October 16
- October 18 – US athlete Bob Beamon breaks the long jump world record by 55 cm / 21 3/4ins at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. His record stands for 23 years, and is still the second longest jump in history.
- October 20 – Former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the Greek island of Skorpios.
- October 22 – The Gun Control Act of 1968 is enacted.
- October 31 – Vietnam War: Citing progress in the Paris peace talks, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam" effective November 1.
- December 3 – If I Can Dream marks the concert return of Elvis Presley.
- December 6 – The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet, which contains the classic song "Sympathy for the Devil."
- December 9 – Douglas Engelbart publicly demonstrates his pioneering hypertext system, NLS, in San Francisco, together with the computer mouse, at what becomes retrospectively known as "The Mother of All Demos".
- December 10 – Japan's biggest heist, the never-solved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
- December 11
- December 13 – Prompted by growing unrest and proliferation of pro-communist terrorist actions, Brazilian president Artur da Costa e Silva enacts the so-called AI-5, the fifth of a series of non-constitutional emergency decrees that helped stabilize the country after the turmoils of the early 1960s.
- December 17 – 11-year-old Mary Bell is found guilty of murdering two small boys and sentenced to life in Detention, but is later released from prison in 1980 and granted anonymity.
- December 20 – The Zodiac Killer is believed to have shot Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday on Lake Herman Road, Benicia, San Francisco Bay, California.
- December 22
- December 24 – Apollo program: U.S. spacecraft Apollo 8 enters orbit around the Moon. Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William A. Anders become the first humans to see the far side of the Moon and planet Earth as a whole. Anders photographs Earthrise. The crew also reads from Genesis.
- December 26 – Led Zeppelin make their American debut in Denver, CO.
- December 28 – Israeli forces launch an attack on Beirut airport, destroying more than a dozen aircraft.
- January 1 – Davor Šuker, Croatian footballer
- January 2 – Cuba Gooding Jr., American actor
- January 5
- January 6 – John Singleton, American film director and writer
- January 7 – James Brokenshire, British politician
- January 9 – Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
- January 12
- January 13 – Pat Onstad, Canadian footballer
- January 14 – LL Cool J, American rapper and actor
- January 15 – Chad Lowe, American actor
- January 16 – Stephan Pastis, American cartoonist
- January 17 – Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete
- January 19 – Matt Hill, Canadian voice actor
- January 21 – Charlotte Ross, American actress
- January 22 – Guy Fieri, American chef
- January 23 – Yasuhiro Takato, Japanese voice actor
- January 24
- January 26
- January 27 – Mike Patton, American singer
- January 28 – Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer
- January 29
- January 30 – King Felipe VI of Spain
- March 1
- March 2 – Daniel Craig, British actor
- March 3 – Brian Leetch, American ice hockey player
- March 4
- March 5 – Gordon Bajnai, Hungarian Prime Minister
- March 6
- March 7 – Jeff Kent, American baseball player
- March 10 – Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law academic and Nominated Member of Parliament
- March 11 – Lisa Loeb, American singer
- March 12
- March 13
- March 14 – James Frain, British actor
- March 15
- March 16 – Trevor Wilson, American basketball player
- March 18 – Shinichiro Miki, Japanese voice actor
- March 19 – Mots'eoa Senyane, Lesotho diplomat
- March 20 – Carlos Almeida, Cape Verdean long-distance runner
- March 22 – Euronymous, Norwegian musician (d. 1993)
- March 23
- March 25 – Cathy Dennis, British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress
- March 26
- March 27 – Ben Koldyke, American actor
- March 28
- March 29 – Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer
- March 30 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer
- April 1
- April 5
- April 8
- April 12
- Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ott, English musician and record producer
- April 13 – Jørn Stubberud, Norwegian musician
- April 14 – Anthony Michael Hall, American actor and singer
- April 15 – Stacey Williams, American model
- April 16
- April 17 – Julie Fagerholt, Danish fashion designer
- April 18 – David Hewlett, English-born Canadian actor, writer and director
- April 19 – Ashley Judd, American actress
- April 20
- April 23 – Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (d. 2001)
- April 24
- April 28 – Howard Donald, British singer (Take That)
- April 29
- April 30 – T. T. Boy, American porn producer and actor
- May 1 – Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer
- May 2 – Hikaru Midorikawa, Japanese voice actor
- May 7 – Traci Lords, American actress/porn star
- May 9 – Marie-José Pérec, French athlete
- May 10 – Al Murray, English comedian
- May 12
- May 13 – Sonja Zietlow, German television presenter
- May 16 – Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress
- May 17 – Constance Menard, French professional dressage rider
- May 19 – Kyle Eastwood, American jazz bass musician
- May 20
- May 21 – Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
- May 22
- May 23 – John Ortiz, American actor
- May 24 – Charles De'Ath, English actor
- May 26 – Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
- May 27
- May 28 – Kylie Minogue, Australian actress and singer
- May 30 – Zacarias Moussaoui, French-Moroccan 9/11 conspirator
- July 3 – Ramush Haradinaj, Prime Minister of Kosovo
- July 5 – Ken Akamatsu, Japanese manga artist
- July 7
- July 8
- July 9 – Eduardo Santamarina, Mexican actor
- July 10 – Hassiba Boulmerka, Algerian athlete
- July 11 – Conrad Vernon, American voice actor and director
- July 12 – Paul Hopkins, Canadian actor
- July 13 – Omi Minami, Japanese voice actress
- July 15 – Eddie Griffin, American actor and comedian
- July 16
- July 17
- July 19 – Robert Flynn, American vocalist and guitarist (Machine Head)
- July 21 – Johnnie Barnes, American football player
- July 23
- July 24
- July 27 – Julian McMahon, Australian actor
- July 30 – Terry Crews, American actor and former NFL player
- July 30 – Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
- September 1
- September 3 – Raymond Coulthard, English actor
- September 4
- September 5 – Thomas Levet, French golfer
- September 7
- September 8 – Paul Mazurkiewicz, American drummer, Cannibal Corpse
- September 8 – Louise Minchin, British journalist and news presenter
- September 9 – Julia Sawalha, English actress
- September 10
- September 11
- September 13 – Laura Cutina, Romanian artistic gymnast
- September 15 – Danny Nucci, American actor
- September 16 – Marc Anthony, American actor and singer
- September 17
- September 18 – Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
- September 20
- September 21
- September 22
- September 23
- September 25
- September 26
- September 27 – Mari Kiviniemi, 62nd Prime Minister of Finland
- September 28
- September 29
- October 1
- October 2
- October 3 – Paul Crichton, English footballer
- October 7
- Luminița Anghel, Romanian dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, television personality and politician
- Thom Yorke, British singer-songwriter
- October 8
- October 9
- Troy Davis, American high-profile death row inmate and human rights activist (d. 2011)
- Pete Docter, American animator, director
- October 10
- October 11
- October 12 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor
- October 13 – Tisha Campbell-Martin, American actress and singer
- October 14
- October 15
- October 17 – Ziggy Marley, Jamaican musician and oldest son of Bob Marley
- October 20 – Damien Timmer, British joint-managing director, television producer, television executive producer
- October 22 – Shaggy, Jamaican singer
- October 24 – Mark Walton American story artist, actor
- October 27 – Alain Auderset, Swedish writer
- October 28 – Juan Orlando Hernández, 55th President of Honduras
- October 29 – Tsunku, Japanese singer, music producer and song composer
- November 1 – Silvio Fauner, Italian cross-country skier
- November 3 – Debbie Rochon, Canadian actress
- November 4
- November 5
- November 6
- November 8
- November 9 – Nazzareno Carusi, Italian classical pianist
- November 10 – Tracy Morgan, American actor and comedian
- November 11 – David L. Cook, American Christian recording star
- November 12
- November 13 – Pat Hentgen, American baseball player
- November 14
- November 15
- November 16 – Tammy Lauren, American actress
- November 18
- November 20
- November 21
- November 22
- November 23 – Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar
- November 24
- November 25
- November 27 – Michael Vartan, French actor
- November 28 – Ken, Japanese musician (L'Arc-en-Ciel)
- November 29
- November 30
- December 2
- December 3
- December 5 – Margaret Cho, American actress and comedian
- December 7
- December 8
- December 9 – Kurt Angle, American amateur and professional wrestler, 1996 Olympic gold medalist
- December 11
- December 17 – Paul Tracy, Canadian race car driver
- December 18 – Rachel Griffiths, Australian actress
- December 19 – Ken Marino, American actor and comedian
- December 21 – Khrystyne Haje, American actress
- December 22 – Dina Meyer, American actress
- December 23 – Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, American photographer
- December 24 – Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress and model
- December 25 – Helena Christensen, Danish model
- December 26
- December 28 – Corey Scott, American motorcycle stunt rider (d. 1997)
- December 29 – Tricia Leigh Fisher, American actress and singer
- December 30 – Fabrice Guy, French Olympic skier
- December 31 – Gerry Dee, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian
- January 4 – Joseph Pholien, Belgian politician, 37th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1884)
- January 6 – Karl Kobelt, 2-time President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1891)
- January 7
- January 10 – Theophilus Ebenhaezer Dönges, acting Prime Minister of South Africa and elected President of South Africa (b. 1898)
- January 11 – Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli linguist and Talmudic scholar, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1876)
- January 15 – Bill Masterton, Canadian hockey player (b. 1938)
- January 18 – Bert Wheeler, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
- January 19 – Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879), winner of the first Indianapolis 500 (1911)
- January 21 – Will Lang Jr., American journalist (b. 1914)
- January 22 – Duke Kahanamoku, American Olympic swimmer (b. 1890)
- January 26 – Merrill C. Meigs, American newspaper publisher and aviation promoter (b. 1883)
- January 30 – Robert Wood Johnson, American business leader and philanthropist (b. 1893)
- February 1
- February 4 – Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
- February 7 – Nick Adams, American actor (b. 1931)
- February 11 – Howard Lindsay, American playwright (b. 1888)
- February 13 – Mae Marsh, American actress (b. 1894)
- February 15 – Little Walter, American blues musician and singer (b. 1930)
- February 18 – John Westdahl, American politician (b. 1916)
- February 19 – Georg Hackenschmidt, German strongman and professional wrestler (b. 1877)
- February 20 – Anthony Asquith, British director and writer (b. 1902)
- February 21 – Howard Florey, Australian-born pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (b. 1898)
- February 22 – Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
- February 23 – Fannie Hurst, American novelist (b. 1885)
- February 25 – Camille Huysmans, Belgian politician, 34th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1871)
- February 27 – Frankie Lymon, American singer (b. 1942)
- February 29 – Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)
- March 6 – Léon Mathot, French actor (b. 1886)
- March 8 – Margarita Nelken, Spanish intellectual and suffragist (b. 1894)
- March 10 – Helen Walker, American actress (b. 1920)
- March 14 – Erwin Panofsky, German-Jewish art historian (b. 1892)
- March 15 – Khuang Aphaiwong, 4th Prime Minister of Thailand, country leader during World War II (b. 1902)
- March 16
- March 20
- March 23 – Edwin O'Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner (b. 1918)
- March 24 – Alice Guy-Blaché, French film director (b. 1873)
- March 27 – Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut, first human in space (b. 1934)
- March 30 – Bobby Driscoll, American child actor (b. 1937)
- April 1 – Lev Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
- April 4 – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (assassinated) (b. 1929)
- April 7 – Jim Clark, Scottish race car driver (b. 1936)
- April 10 – Gustavs Celmiņš, Latvian politician (b. 1899)
- April 14 – Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
- April 16
- April 19
- April 22 – Stephen H. Sholes, American record executive (b. 1911)
- April 24 – Tommy Noonan, American actor (b. 1921)
- April 25 – Walter Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
- April 26 – John Heartfield, German artist (b. 1891)
- June 1 – Helen Keller, American spokeswoman for the deaf and blind (b. 1880)
- June 2
- June 4
- June 6
- June 7 – Dan Duryea, American actor (b. 1907)
- June 12 – Herbert Read, English art historian, poet, literary critic and philosopher (b. 1893)
- June 14 – Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
- June 15
- June 17 – Cassandre, French painter and poster artist (b. 1901)
- June 18 – Sally O'Neil, American actress (b. 1908)
- June 21
- June 24 – Tony Hancock, British comedian (b. 1924) (suicide)
- June 29 – Paddy Driscoll, American football player (Chicago Cardinals) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1895)
- July 1 – Virginia Weidler, American actress (b. 1927)
- July 6 – Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (b. 1906)
- July 7
- July 13 – Ilias Tsirimokos, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)
- July 18 – Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- July 21 – Ruth St. Denis, American dancer (b. 1878)
- July 23 – Henry Hallett Dale, English scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1875)
- July 27 – Lilian Harvey, British-German actress (b. 1906)
- July 28
- July 30 – Alexander Hall, American Theatrical Motion Picture Director (b. 1894)
- July 31 – Jack Pizzey, Premier of Queensland, Australia (b. 1911)
- September 3 – Juan José Castro, Argentine composer and conductor (b. 1895)
- September 7 – Lucio Fontana, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1899)
- September 8 – Luther Perkins, American guitarist (b. 1928)
- September 12 – Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer (b. 1894)
- September 17 – Armand Blanchonnet, French Olympic cyclist (b. 1903)
- September 18
- September 19 – Red Foley, American singer (b. 1910)
- September 23 – Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian Roman Catholic priest and saint (b. 1887)
- September 24 – Virginia Valli, American actress (b. 1898)
- September 26 – Lipman Heilprin, Israeli physician and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1902)
- September 28 – Norman Brookes, Australian tennis champion (b. 1877)
- November 1 – Georgios Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1888)
- November 3 – Vern Stephens, American baseball player (b. 1920)
- November 4 – Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
- November 6 – Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
- November 7 – Gordon Coventry, Australian rules footballer (b. 1901)
- November 8
- November 9 – Gerald Mohr, American actor (b. 1914)
- November 13 – Berthold Bartosch, Czech animator (b. 1893)
- November 14 – Ramón Menéndez Pidal, Spanish philologist and historian (b. 1869)
- November 15 – Charles Bacon, American Olympic athlete (b. 1885)
- November 18 – Walter Wanger, American film producer (b. 1894)
- November 20
- November 23 – Shangguan Yunzhu, Chinese actress (b. 1920)
- November 24 – István Dobi, Hungarian politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1898)
- November 25 – Upton Sinclair, American writer (b. 1878)
- November 26 – Arnold Zweig, German writer (b. 1887)
- November 28 – Enid Blyton, British children's writer (b. 1897)
- December 2 – Adamson-Eric, Estonian artist (b. 1902)
- December 4 – Archie Mayo, American actor and director (b. 1891)
- December 5 – Fred Clark, American actor (b. 1914)
- December 9 – Enoch L. Johnson, American political boss and racketeer (b. 1883)
- December 10
- December 12 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (b. 1902)
- December 14 – Margarete Klose, German soprano (b. 1902)
- December 15 – Jess Willard, American boxer (b. 1881)
- December 15 – Jian Bozan, Chinese historian (b. 1898)
- December 18 – Giovanni Messe, Italian general, field marshal and politician (b. 1883)
- December 19 – Norman Thomas, American politician (b. 1884)
- December 20
- December 21 – Vittorio Pozzo, Italian football player and manager (b. 1886)
- December 24 – Leo Otis Colbert, American admiral and engineer, third Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (b. 1883)
- December 26 – Weegee, Ukrainian photographer and photojournalist (b. 1899)
- December 30
- December 31 – George Lewis, American musician (b. 1900)
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- NPR "Echoes of 1968" report series.
- 1968 – The Year in Sound An Audiofile produced by Lou Zambrana of WCBS Newsradio 880 (WCBS-AM New York) Part of WCBS 880's celebration of 40 years of newsradio.
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- NEWSWEEK Magazine. "1968: The Year That Made Us Who We Are." November 19, 2007.
- 1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation, time.com, January 11, 1988.
- 1968 Coin Pictures
- Magnum Photos, Historic photos from 1968
- BBC Radio 4 – 1968 Myth or Reality? – six months of 'news on this day' programmes and documentaries
- Interactive 1968 Timeline
- Reflections on 1968 Read people's memories of the year 1968. Minnesota Historical Society