1968 Newspaper

Commemorate a special occasion with an Original Newspaper gift from 1968

Historic Newspapers have a large archive of original newspapers from the year 1968. Our archive features an impressive range of titles and these old newspapers make a wonderful birthday or anniversary present.

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Original Newspaper Gift from 1968

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1968

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1968:

Date Event
8th January 1968Prime Minister Harold Wilson endorses the 'I'm Backing Britain' campaign for working an additional half hour each day without pay.
13th January 1968Johnny Cash records “Live at Folsom Prison“.
6-18th February 1968The 1968 Winter Olympics are held in Grenoble, France.
12th March 1968Mauritius achieves independence from British rule.
4th April 1968Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot dead at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Riots erupt in major American cities for several days afterwards.
7th April 1968Scottish racing driver Jim Clark is killed in an unscheduled Formula Two race at Hockenheim.
20th April 1968 English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood Speech about immigration and anti-discrimination.
29th May 1968Manchester United become the first English team to win the European Cup Final.
10th June 1968Italy beats Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay to win the 1968 European Football Championship. The original final was played on 8th June and had ended 1-1.
4th July 1968Alec Rose, 59, receives a hero's welcome as he sails into Portsmouth following his 354-day round-the-world trip.
17th July 1968Saddam Hussein becomes Vice Chairman of the Revolutionary Council in Iraq after a coup d'état.
30th July 1968Thames Television begins transmission in London.
11th August 1968The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile return journey from Liverpool to Carlisle, before having their fires dropped for the final time.
5th October 1968 Police baton charge civil rights demonstrators in Derry, marking the beginning of The Troubles; a period of religious-political conflict in Northern Ireland.
12-27th October 1968The Summer Olympics take place in Mexico City. The event is officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad.
22nd November 1968The Beatles release “White Album“.
3rd December 1968 Elvis Presley returns to live performances in a special Christmas television programme that would later be dubbed the “'68 Comeback Special”.
10th December 1968Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 Million Yen Robbery", takes place in Tokyo.
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A Newspaper From 1968

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