Fun Facts image 1968

Financial

  • Yearly income: $7,850
  • New car: $2,822
  • Gallon of gas: .34¢
  • Big Mac goes on sale: .49¢

Showbiz

  • "60 Minutes" debuts
  • The musical "Hair" opens on Broadway
  • "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts
  • "The Planet of the Apes" released

Other Stuff

  • Mattel produces the first Hot Wheels toy cars
  • The Zodiac serial murderer begins
  • Boeing 747 made its maiden flight
  • Air bags are invented