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 is the year of the Protests of 1968.


  • There has never been a year like 1968, and it is unlikely that there will ever be one again. At a time when nations and cultures were still separate and very different—and in 1968 Poland, France, the United States, and Mexico were far more different from one another than they are today—there occurred a spontaneous combustion of rebellious spirits around the world.
    • Mark Kurlansky, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World (2004)
  • It seemed — in 1968 — the possibilities of peace and brotherhood could be realised that very year. We're still working on it.
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