“You’re going to get a concept that maybe this really is one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people.” ~ Astronaut Frank Borman, on seeing the entire earth from outer space as he and the crew of the Apollo 8 returned from orbiting the moon.
Jean-Claude Killy and Peggy Fleming, 1968 Winter Olympics
Officially known as the X Olympics Winter Games, the 1968 games were held in Grenoble, France. Thirty-seven countries participated.
Jean-Claude Killy (France) won three gold medals in alpine skiing. Peggy Fleming won the only United States gold medal, in figure skating. Partially due to extensive television coverage, both Killy and Fleming became celebrities.
The 1968 games also marked the first time that the International Olympic Committee ordered drug testing of athletes.
Here’s the #62 song from Billboard’s Year-End Top 100 Singles of 1968
“Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf