Martin Luther King assassinated.
Generation of “68”: On a street festival next to a national convention of the Democratic Party in Chicago, thousands of people join in a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War. When a dusk-to-dawn curfew is announced, a few rioters throw stones at the police and the situation escalates. Some of them are arrested. The process of the Chicago 7 is a symbolic event for the counterculture and spawns similar events in Europe (”student movement”).
Based on the Chicago events, Spielberg will develop a film project in 2007:
The Trial of the Chicago 7. However, due to a strike of the Writers Guild of America, the project is cancelled.