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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of nonfiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).
Laurel Canyon (
Joni Mitchell & Judy Collins...……….
A book about Laurel Canyon, also there was a docuseries on Epix about this place...………
I actually heard about this place on CNN, I think they plan on running a program about Lauren Canyon but with all that has been going on recently they may have delayed that plan.....
Mexico City, Mexico - host city of the 1968 Summer Olympics. Officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, these were the first Olympic Games to be staged in Latin America and the first to be staged in a Spanish-speaking country. They were the first Games to use an all-weather (smooth) track for track and field events instead of the traditional cinder track. This was also the first example of the Olympics exclusively using electronic timekeeping equipment.
I always remember the Summer Olympics were held in Mexico City because a girl I went to school with (Susie Shields) participated at the age of 16. She won Bronze in the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming event.
1968 (Nineteen Sixty Eight) Democratic National Convention Protests (
Lee Harvey Oswald - suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy and Dallas Police Department officer J. D. Tippit, was assassinated by Jack Ruby on live television in the basement of the Dallas Police Department headquarters on November 24, 1963.
"The Pill" (
1967 cover of Time magazine...
Quincy Jones - is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer. He became prominent in the 1960's for his work in pop music and film scores. In 1968 Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African-Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "The Eyes of Love" from the film Banning. Jones was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the 1967 film In Cold Blood, making him the first African-American to be nominated twice in the same year.
The Rat Pack (was an informal group of entertainers centered on the Las Vegas casino venue. They originated as a group of friends who met at the Los Angeles home of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. In the 1960s, the group featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop among others. They appeared together on stage and in films in the early 1960s, including the movies Ocean's 11, Sergeants 3, and Robin and the 7 Hoods. Sinatra, Martin, and Davis were regarded as the group's lead members after Bogart's death)
The Selma to Montgomery marches - were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery. The marches were organized by nonviolent activists to demonstrate the desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression; they were part of a broader voting rights movement underway in Selma and throughout the American South.
The Troubles (were an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century. Also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict it is sometimes described as an "irregular war" or "low-level war". The conflict began in the late 1960s and is usually deemed to have ended with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Although the Troubles primarily took place in Northern Ireland, at times the violence spilled over into parts of the Republic of Ireland, England, and mainland Europe)