American Times Date: July 4, 1968 Price: 25 cents
Top 10 Songs of 1968 1.Hey Jude, The Beatles 2.Love is Blue, Paul Mauriat 3.Honey, Bobby Goldsboro 4.(Sittin on) The Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding 5.People got to be free, Rascals 6.Sunshine of your love, Cream 7.This Guy’s in love with you, Herb Alpert 8.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Hugo Montenegro 9.Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkel 10.Tighten Up, Archie Bell and the Drells
Sunshine of your Love, Cream It's getting near dawn, When lights close their tired eyes. I'll soon be with you my love, To give you my dawn surprise. I'll be with you darling soon, I'll be with you when the stars start falling. [Chorus:] I've been waiting so long To be where I'm going In the sunshine of your love. I'm with you my love, The light's shining through on you. Yes, I'm with you my love, It's the morning and just we two. I'll stay with you darling now, I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up. [Chorus] [Repeat Second Verse] I've been waiting so long I've been waiting so long I've been waiting so long To be where I'm going In the sunshine of your love.
Sunshine of your Love, Cream The reason I think this song reflects the culture of the times is because everything had to do with peace and nature. Everyone was into love and peace. The song really goes with this era.
Preserve and Protect By: Allen Drury After winning his party's nomination in Capable of Honor, newly-elected U.S. President Harley Hudson dies in a suspicious plane crash. William Abbott, the Speaker of the House, is reluctantly elevated to the Presidency. The Majority Party immediately convenes its National Committee, torn between the supporters of California Governor Ted Jason and those of Secretary of State and former Illinois Senator Orrin Knox. Eventually Knox defeats Jason, but names Jason as his vice presidential nominee. At the conclusion of the novel, a gunman appears and opens fire on the two candidates and their wives.
President Lyndon B. Johnson President Lyndon B. Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 and died on January 22, 1973. He was born in a town called Stonewall, Texas. He had a brother named Sam Houston Johnson. His parents were Samuel Ealy Johnson and Rebekah Baines. He also had 3 sisters Rebekah, Josefa, and Lucia. During the mid 1960’s President Johnson had to deal with the war in Vietnam, which a lot people were against. President Johnson increased focus on the American Military Effort in Vietnam. He firmly believed that his containment policy required America to make a serious effort to stop all Communist expansion. During the Vietnam war his popularity decreased dramatically with U.S. Soldiers in Vietnam.
The Beverly Hillbillies Main Characters Jed Clampett Granny (Daisy May Moses) Elly May Moses Jethro Bodine Duke Genre: Comedy Plot: The Beverly Hillbillies series starts with the OK Oil Company learning of oil in Jed Clampett's swamp land. Patriarch Jed moves with his family into a mansion next door to his banker (Milton Drysdale) in the wealthy Los Angeles County city of Beverly Hills, California, where he brings a moral, unsophisticated, and minimalistic lifestyle to the swanky, sometimes self- obsessed and superficial community.OilLos Angeles County Beverly Hills
Hal Greer Professional Basketball Player in 1968 Was born on June 26, 1936 in Huntington, West Virginia. He played with Syracuse for 5 seasons before finally making it to the pros in 1961. In 1963 he went to the all-stars game for the first time, and in 1968 he won the MVP Award going down in history. That was his goal. His goal was to win an MVP award, and he worked hard at it.
Switchblades Switchblade: Power to the Greasers
Dustin Hoffman Was born in 1937 in Los Angeles, California. In 1968 he was in a movie called Madigan’s Millions which led to him being Nominated for an Oscar, which also led to his filming career. His name in the movie was Jason Fister. There was no other major characters in the movie. No he did not win the Academy Award but at least he was nominated.11
Editorial: America in Vietnam At 7 p.m. on July 8, 1959, six Viet Cong guerrillas infiltrated the post wearing South Vietnamese uniforms, taking advantage of lax security during off-duty hours. It was movie night, and the lower floor of the Green House was dark. Six of the eight Americans based there were watching the 1957 drama “The Tattered Dress.” The other two were playing tennis. Four enemy troops took positions near the windows looking into the large main room, while two others snuck into the kitchen through a back door. One of them, Nguyen Van Hue, carried a half-kilogram bomb made from two milk cans welded together. The lights went on suddenly while the VC were getting into position. Master Sgt. Chester Ovnand was changing reels on the projector. The guerrillas opened fire. Sgt. Ovnand, Maj. Dale R. Buis and Capt. Howard Boston were hit, and the rest scattered. The Americans were unarmed and could not return fire. Sgt. Ovnand crawled to the second floor, where he died of his wounds. Maj. Buis stumbled into the kitchen, where Nguyen Van Hue was getting ready to detonate his bomb. Startled, Nguyen Van Hue threw the bomb, which exploded, killing him and Maj. Buis. A South Vietnamese cook and his 8-year-old son also died in the blast. The other VC fled with minor wounds. The rest of the assault team withdrew, killing a South Vietnamese soldier along the way. The fight lasted just a few minutes. Capt. Boston was choppered to Saigon and then flown to Clark Field Hospital in the Philippines. He survived, but Maj. Buis and Sgt. Ovnand became the first Americans to die in the Vietnam War. Their names can be found at the apex of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on Panel 1E, Row 1, directly below the large engraved “1959.” A ceremony and wreath-laying will be held at the memorial today at 10:30 a.m., sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Bien Hoa was a minor engagement in a faraway land. Americans had been killed in Vietnam before that attack, but from the enemy’s point of view, Bien Hoa was the watershed, the declaration of war. The conflict would last 16 more years and take more than 58,000 American lives, a tragic sacrifice in a war that could have been won but wasn’t.