Day 16: covering shows aired from 2.13.68 – 3.21.68 #dsxp #darkshadows

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Feb 13th – US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
Feb 14th – Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
Feb 15th – Anaheim’s Les Salvage scores 10, 3-pt baskets in ABA game vs Denver
Feb 16th – Country’s 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
Feb 16th – Elvis Presley receives gold record for “How Great Thou Art”
Feb 16th – Beatles George Harrison & John Lennon & wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Feb 17th – Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens
Feb 18th – 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
Feb 18th – 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
Feb 18th – British adopts year-round daylight savings time
Feb 18th – David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd

Feb 19th – 1st US Teachers strike (Florida)
Feb 20th – John Cleese (Monty Python) marries Connie Booth
Feb 20th – State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M
Feb 21st – 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin
Feb 21st – Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
Feb 22nd – Rock group Genesis release their 1st record “Silent Sun”
Feb 23rd – Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points
Feb 24th – “Darling of the Day” closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 perfs
Feb 24th – 1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
Feb 24th – Discovery of 1st pulsar announced
Feb 24th – Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
Feb 24th – Jocelyn Bell discovers 1st pulsar
Feb 24th – US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
Feb 25th – 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
Feb 25th – Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
Feb 26th – Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
Feb 28th – Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
Feb 29th – 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
Feb 29th – Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” wins Grammy
Feb 29th – Howard Hanson’s 6th Symphony, premieres
Feb 29th – US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
Feb 29th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 29th – National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks
Mar 1st – NBC’s unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
Mar 1st – Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
Mar 1st – Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
Mar 1st – Singers Johnny Cash (36) & June Carter (38) wed
Mar 1st – Vatican City’s Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
Mar 2nd – Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
Mar 2nd – Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
Mar 2nd – Men’s Figure Skating Champions in Geneva won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
Mar 2nd – USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world
Mar 2nd – USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit
Mar 2nd – Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (US)
Mar 3rd – “Here’s Where I Belong” opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC
Mar 3rd – Greece, Portugal & Spain’s embassies bombed in the Hague
Mar 3rd – Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts
Mar 4th – Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
Mar 4th – Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People’s Campaign
Mar 4th – Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
Mar 5th – US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun
Mar 7th – The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television.
Mar 8th – 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Md)
Mar 8th – Fillmore East opens
Mar 8th – Students demonstrate in Warsaw
Mar 9th – 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper’s wins 4
Mar 11th – Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
Mar 11th – Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet
Mar 11th – Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for ” Dock of the Bay”
Mar 12th – Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
Mar 12th – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 13th – Beatles release “Lady Madonna” in the UK
Mar 14th – POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
Mar 14th – CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn’t make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
Mar 15th – Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27’2-3/4″)
Mar 15th – British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns
Mar 15th – LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix “most spectacular guitarist in the world”
Mar 15th – US Mint stops buying & selling gold
Mar 15th – Uprising in South Yemen
Mar 15th – Diocese of Rome announces that it “deplored the concept,” but wouldn’t prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
Mar 16th – My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
Mar 16th – Robert F Kennedy announces presidential campaign
Mar 16th – General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
Mar 17th – 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Wash DC by US & 6 European nations
Mar 17th – Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open
Mar 18th – Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
Mar 19th – Howard University students seize administration building
Mar 20th – LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money
Mar 20th – Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)
Mar 21st – “Royals” chosen as the name of new KC AL franchise
Mar 21st – Hill, Hawkins & Coghill’s musical premieres in London
Mar 21st – Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
Mar 21st – Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé