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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.

Clockwise, from top left: Left-wing civil disobedience erupt across France in May; U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise a black-gloved fist in support of civil rights during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City; Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles while campaigning for the presidency; the TEV Wahine fatally sinks in Wellington Harbor, killing 53; the Prague Spring unfolds before the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia; U.S. troops perpetrate a massacre in Vietnam, killing up to 500 in a highly publicised war crime; African-American community volunteers distribute food in the aftermath of riots in the U.S. following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; Vietnamese soldiers in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War.
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1968 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1968
Ab urbe condita2721
Armenian calendar1417
Assyrian calendar6718
Baháʼí calendar124–125
Balinese saka calendar1889–1890
Bengali calendar1375
Berber calendar2918
British Regnal year16 Eliz. 2  17 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2512
Burmese calendar1330
Byzantine calendar7476–7477
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4664 or 4604
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4665 or 4605
Coptic calendar1684–1685
Discordian calendar3134
Ethiopian calendar1960–1961
Hebrew calendar5728–5729
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2024–2025
 - Shaka Samvat1889–1890
 - Kali Yuga5068–5069
Holocene calendar11968
Igbo calendar968–969
Iranian calendar1346–1347
Islamic calendar1387–1388
Japanese calendarShōwa 43
Javanese calendar1899–1900
Juche calendar57
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4301
Minguo calendarROC 57
Nanakshahi calendar500
Thai solar calendar2511
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
2094 or 1713 or 941
(male Earth-Monkey)
2095 or 1714 or 942