1968: The Year That Rocked Our World

AARP Magazine


This interactive timeline and pop quiz is a companion to AARP Magazine’s article on 1968. With echoes of late-60s design aesthetic, this fact-filled timeline traces the tumultuous events of that year through archival footage, exclusive interviews with those who made news and those who witnessed it, and iconic photographs, all underscored by a 60s-era soundtrack. The pop quiz asked users to test their knowledge of this year to determine if they were merely groovy or truly outta sight.


American Society of Magazine Editors, Best Interactive Feature

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1968 — The Year that Rocked Our World immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and events of a transformational American moment. Using an innovative timeline format with embedded videos, audio clips, photographs, pop culture quizzes and contemporary interviews with some of the major names of the time, AARP creates a 360-degree experience of the news, sports, music, and history-making moments—public and private—of that watershed year.”

— American Society of Magazine Editors