The year is 1968…
January 21: One of the most controversial battles of the Vietnam War begins – The Battle of Khe Sanh.
February 29: The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, becoming the first rock LP to win the award.
March 16: Robert F. Kennedy announces his presidential campaign.
April 4: Martin Luther King Jr., United States civil rights activist, is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. His assassination leads to riots in more than 100 cities in the United States.
May 28: Kylie Minogue, Australian actress and singer, is born in Melbourne, Victoria.
June 5: Robert F. Kennedy is shot three times by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, who also wounds 5 others at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Kennedy dies from his wounds the following day.
July 1: The Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty is signed by the United States, Britain, the USSR and 58 other nations.
And on Saturday August 24, the SCG is packed with 40,000 fans as Souths face bitter enemies Easts in the final round. The Rabbitohs are clinging to a 1 point lead in the premiership, with the Roosters 2 points behind them in 3rd spot. It’s a must win game for both teams- for Souths to take out the Minor Premiership and assure themselves of a top 2 finish, and for Easts to also give themselves a chance at a top 2 finish. What transpired was later agreed by most as the match of the year, including the Grand Final.