Theme Day - Why 1968?


Susan Omand introduces today's theme day...

Fifty years. It’s a long time, isn’t it? Half a century, five decades, 438000 hours (but who’s counting? Apart from me, obviously.) Fifty years ago, the world was a different place. Martin Luther King got shot, Nixon got elected and we finally saw the dark side of the moon thanks to Apollo 8. And it was into this year, coincidentally the same year that the phrases “art-rock,” “single malt” and “urban legend” were added to the dictionary, that I was born. Yay me.

Yes, it’s my 50th birthday today and, to celebrate, (ok, it’s not really all about me, it’s because nobody else on the team could think of a theme for our end of October theme day so we were stuck), we’re looking back at the year 1968 with articles on the films, TV and books of the time and a look at some of the movers and shakers who were born the same year as me… just to make me realise quite how little I’ve actually achieved in my life. *sigh* Anyway…

Throughout the day random facts from the year will be appearing on our Facebook and Twitter pages and there’s a couple of cool tie-in articles over on our twin site at AlbieMedia. So, open the pod bay doors, HAL, and enjoy our look back at the year 1968.