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The Rolling Stones headline a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in San Francisco. Violence erupts as crowds lose control and members of the Hell's Angels bike gang - hired as concert security - stab to death an audience member (who was himself holding a weapon).
Designed to be “residential in atmosphere” but not in scale, Norton Simon Museum’s curved exterior walls are lined with 115,000 handmade deep umber tiles – an abstract reminder of Pasadena’s Craftsman-style heritage – which reveal delicate, reflected tones and highlights as the sun rises and sets.
Photo courtesy of RebelSciences on Flickr.
Speech made to drum up support for US Vietnam policies.
German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe dies at 83. Along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe is regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. He created an influential 20th century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity, utilizing modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces.
An estimated crowd of 450,000 attends music and arts festival in upstate New York.
The Doctrine declares that U.S. Asian allies must be responsible for their own military defense.
National grants are made to support local projects.
Lennon and Ono hold court with the press from a Montreal hotel bedroom.
Bernstein's last concert as musical director of the New York Philharmonic.
Apollo 9 returns to Earth after testing the Lunar Excursion Module. The module had been previously tested for space inside the 25-foot Space Simulator at JPL in Pasadena.
They perform on the rooftop of Apple Headquarters in London until the police shut the concert down.
City razes South Central's Wrigley Field, home to both the California Angels and minor league teams since it was built in 1922. The stadium had been used as a soccer stadium through much of the 1960s.
The students are shot in an alleged internal dispute over who would head UCLA's new African American Studies Center.
$15 million Venice Canals restoration and redevelopment project begins with the demolition of about 40 "substandard" structures as part of a right-of-way acquisition program for canal widening. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library.
NATO, MPAA and IFIDA announce a new voluntary film rating system of the motion picture industry. The initial design called for four rating categories: G for General Audiences, all ages admitted; M for mature audiences - parental guidance suggested, but all ages admitted; R for Restricted, children under 16 would not be admitted without an accompanying parent or adult guardian; X for no one under 17 admitted. The rating system trademarked all the category symbols, except the X.
Abolishes national origin quotas, opens up immigration from East Asia. As a result, many East Asians move to Los Angeles.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 passes, outlawing discrimination concerning housing and rent.
The film is regarded as one of the first films of the New Hollywood era.
The former amusement park remains in dilapidated ruins until its demolition in 1974-75.
The $23 million redesign of 1955's original Tomorrowland features completely rebuilt scenery and new attractions, including the Rocket Jets, the Carousel of Progress, and the People Mover tram.
Proposition A introduces a $57.8 million library bond measure calling for the demolition of Central Library and construction of a bigger Library plus branch improvements. The measure is voted down.
The exposition features the American Pavilion (designed by Buckminster Fuller as a geodesic dome), and the Habitat 67 housing complex by Moshe Safdie.
The rally is in reaction to a police raid on the bar on New Years Eve, 1967. The protest would predate the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City (popularly considered to be the birthplace of the American gay rights movement) by over 2 years.