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 68th year of the 20th century. 9 in the 1960s. The 1968 denomination for the year has been in use since the early Medieval period, when the Anno Domini (A.D.) calendar era became the common method in Europe for naming years.
January 23 - The USS Pueblo is captured by North Korean forces, who claim the ship has entered their territorial waters for spying activities.
March 8 - The Moro Liberation Front begins to struggle.
March 12 - Mauritania becomes independent.
March 16 - Massacre at My Lai 4.
March 21 - PLO War against Israel.
27 March - General Suharto's inauguration as President of Indonesia.
March 31 - Islamic New Year 1388H onwards becomes a national holiday of the Republic of Indonesia.
May 6 - The great riots that became known as the events of May 1968 occur in Paris, France.
23 May - The Ascension of Jesus Christ and beyond becomes a national holiday of the Republic of Indonesia.
June 9 - The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and so on becomes a national holiday of the Republic of Indonesia.
10 June - Establishment of the 1st RI Development Cabinet.
15 June - Inauguration of the Presidential Economist Team.
August 20 - Warsaw Pact troops enter Prague.
September 6 - Swaziland becomes independent.
October 11 - NASA launches Apollo 7, the US' first successful manned space mission.
October 12 Guinea becomes independent.
October 20 - Isra' Mi'raj of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and so on becomes a national holiday of the Republic of Indonesia.
December 21 - Apollo 8 launches.
10 February - Atika Suri, Indonesian news presenter
February 18 – Molly Ringwald
March 4 – Patsy Kensit
March 6 – Moira Kelly
March 30 - Céline Dion, Canadian world pop singer and diva
May 7 – Traci Lords
28 May - Kylie Minogue, Australian singer, songwriter and actress
29 May - Ade Yasin, Indonesian politician, Bogor Regent
June 1 – Jason Donovan
14 July - Indra Safera, Indonesian host (d. 2003)
July 18 - Roy Suryo, expert in informatics, multimedia, telematics, and Indonesian politician
July 21 – Brandi Chastain
July 25 - Yurike Prastika, Indonesian actress
August 5 - Marine Le Pen, French politician
August 9 – Gillian Anderson (X-Files)
September 25 – Will Smith
October 19 - Yayan Ruhian Actor, Indonesian fighter
October 28 - Ganjar Pranowo, Governor of Central Java, former Member of the Indonesian Parliament.
November 8 - Parker Posey, American actress
November 18 - Owen Wilson, American actor
January 8 - Death of Martin Luther King.
March 4 - Muhammad Moshadeq dies.
March 7 - Rev. Djaulung Wismar Saragih Sumbayak, the first Pastor from Simalungun, the first Indonesian to translate the Bible into the Indonesian language (Simalungun language).
May 4 - Teuku Nyak Arif, Takengon
June 1 - Helen Keller, Easton, Connecticut
June 5 – Robert F. Kennedy
October 17 - Harun and Usman, members of the Operations Command Corps who were hanged in Singapore
National holidays in Indonesia
Indonesian national holidays for 1968: