It was a year of turmoil and change. It was 1968, one of the most explosive years of the 20th century. It was a year marked by a number of major historical events — political assassinations, the tumultuous Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the ongoing debate over the Vietnam War. There was a revolution in pop culture, too, with the rise of hard rock and protest music, not to mention mind-bending science-fiction films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes.
There was also a lot of inventive stuff making its debut on the marketplace. The computer age was getting underway. Fashion and furniture were getting funkier. Science was making modern living more convenient.
Let’s take a look at some of the big, everyday things turning 50 in 2018. You might be surprised by them.