Year 1968 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 21 The Battle of Khe Sanh - one of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War - begins at the Khe Sanh Air Base
  • Feb 1 Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.

Historical Marriages

  • Apr 20 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa
  • Apr 28 Business magnate Alan Sugar (21) weds hairdresser Ann Simons in Great Portland Street Synagogue, London
  • Aug 2 Future President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

Historical Divorces

  • Nov 9 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

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