1968 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1968 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

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January[edit]

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September[edit]

  • September
    • The new school year in England sees the first local authorities adopt three tier education, where 5-7 infant, 7-11 junior schools are replaced by 5-8 or 5-9 first schools and 8-12 or 9-13 middle schools, with the transfer age to grammar and secondary modern schools being increased to 12 or 13.[26]
    • Japanese car maker Nissan began importing its range of Datsun badged family cars to Britain.
  • 8 September – Tennis player Virginia Wade wins the 1968 U.S. Open Women's Singles event.[15]
  • 15 September – Floods in South East England.
  • 16 September – General Post Office divides post into first-class and second-class services.[21]
  • 26 September – Theatres Act 1968 ends censorship of the theatre.[12][27]
  • 27 September – The US musical Hair opens in London following the removal of theatre censorship.[28]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Rita (2 January 1968). "C. Day Lewis Is Poet Laureate". The Times (57138). p. 1. 
  2. ^ Stephenson, Hannah (24 September 2007). "Gardeners' World at 40". Bedford Today. Retrieved 2011-01-04. [dead link]
  3. ^ Chartres, John (9 January 1968). "Wilson Joins 'I Back Britain'". The Times. p. 1. 
  4. ^ Raine-Allen, Frank (2005). "1968 Stand-Down". In Essex-Lopresti, Tim (ed). A Brief History of Civil Defence. Matlock: Civil Defence Association. pp. 53–58. ISBN 0-9550153-0-8. 
  5. ^ "1968: More Kenyan Asians flee to Britain". On This Day (BBC News). 4 February 1968. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Historic Background". Northamptonshire County Council. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  7. ^ Hewish, A.; Bell, S. J.; Pilkington, J. D. H.; Scott, P. F.; Collins, R. A. (24 February 1968). "Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source". Nature 217: 709–713. doi:10.1038/217709a0. 
  8. ^ Vocal Selections: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard. 1994. ISBN 978-0-7935-3427-2. 
  9. ^ "About The Show". The Really Useful Group. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  10. ^ "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". AndrewLloydWebber.com. 1991. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  11. ^ "The closing of Baggeridge Colliery". Black Country Society. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  12. ^ a b The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 978-1-85986-000-7. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "1968: Jim Clark killed in car smash". BBC News. 7 April 1968. Archived from the original on 19 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 978-0-14-102715-9. 
  16. ^ "1968: Powell slates immigration policy". BBC News. 20 April 1968. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  17. ^ Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood Speech
  18. ^ BBC ON THIS DAY | 3 | 1968: Surgeons conduct UK's first heart transplant
  19. ^ "1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder". BBC News. 8 May 1968. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  20. ^ "Newcastle United 3 Man City 4". football-england-com. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  21. ^ a b c Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 427–428. ISBN 978-0-7126-5616-0. 
  22. ^ "Ordination of women is approved". The Times (57258). 23 May 1968. p. 3. 
  23. ^ "1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup". BBC News. 29 May 1968. Archived from the original on 21 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  24. ^ "1968: Alec Rose sails home". BBC News. 4 July 1968. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  25. ^ "The great flood of 1968". Memories of Bristol. Archived from the original on 2 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-01-04. 
  26. ^ [2] Archived 21 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Text of the Theatres Act 1968 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
  28. ^ "1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw". BBC News. 27 September 1968. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  29. ^ Motorways - West Yorkshire
  30. ^ "1968: Birth of sextuplets stuns Britain". BBC News. 2 October 1968. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  31. ^ "1968: Londonderry march ends in violence". BBC News. 5 October 1968. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  32. ^ "Birmingham Post". 8 October 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2010. [dead link]
  33. ^ "National Giro Service". Hansard. 17 October 1968. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  34. ^ "1968: Police clash with anti-war protesters". BBC News. 27 October 1968. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  35. ^ "James Watt Street Fire". SunnyGovan. Archived from the original on 3 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  36. ^ Ollerenshaw, Philip (2006). "Innovation and Corporate Failure: Cyril Lord in UK Textiles 1945-1968". Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  37. ^ Financial Times 22 November 1968.
  38. ^ Marr, Andrew (2007). A History of Modern Britain. London: Macmillan. p. 281. ISBN 978-1-4050-0538-8. 
  39. ^ BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1968: Race discrimination law tightened
  40. ^ "1968: Shops told to stop conning customers". BBC News. 30 November 1968. Archived from the original on 2 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  41. ^ "1968: Mary Bell found guilty of double killing". BBC News. 17 December 1968. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 

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