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SUPER BOWL II TIME CAPSULE: 1968

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SUPER BOWL TIME CAPSULE
Game: Green Bay 33, Oakland 14 TIME's Man of the Year: Astronauts Bill Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell 1968 Academy Award for Best Movie: In The Heat of the Night
1968 Academy Award for Best Actor: Rod Steiger, In the Heat of the Night
1968 Academy Award for Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Look into the future and see: Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, is slain in Memphis. Age is relevant: In 1968, former Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly turned eight years old. Former great Red Grange turned 65. St. Louis wide receiver was born. 1968 World Population: 3,557,675,690
1968 U.S. Population: 200,706,052 Top TV shows that year:
1) Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
2) Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
3) Bonanza
4) Mayberry R.F.D.
5) Family Affair Top 5 best-selling albums:
1) Magical Mystery Tour, Beatles
2) Bookends, Simon and Garfunkel
3) Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company
4) The Beatles (The White Album), The Beatles
5) The Graduate soundtrack Top single: (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding Best-selling books: Fiction — Airport, Arthur Hailey; Nonfiction — Random House Dictionary of the English Language, ed. Laurence Urdang Gone But Not Forgotten: Protest buttons Fashion statement: In conjunction with the radical late-60s, tie-dyed T-shirts — featuring vivid and colorful patterns — became the signature garb of the youth/hippie movement. Other notable events: Tet offensive, the turning point in the Vietnam War, takes place in January and February of 1968 ... President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not seek or accept presidential renomination ... Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is shot and critically wounded in Los Angeles hotel after winning California primary. Kennedy dies one day later ... John Lennon and Yoko Ono's nude record cover is banned. Memorable quote: "The youth rebellion is a worldwide phenomenon that has not been seen before in history. I do not believe they will calm down and be ad execs at 30 as the Establishment would like us to believe," William Burroughs 1968, the year in sports:
College football: National champion — Ohio State
Heisman Trophy winner — O.J. Simpson, USC, HB
Baseball: World Series — Detroit Tigers over St. Louis , 4 games to 3
NBA: Championship — Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
Tagged: Bills, Bears, Packers, Raiders, Rams, Ricky Proehl

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