1968: My Year

It’s tax return day, so this is merely a reflection in video on some of the sporting events of the year I was born: 1968.

It was an Olympic year – Mexico’s:


It was a good year for Manchester United, too:

Jackie Stewart beat Graham Hill in the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in the most astonishing conditions:

It was a year that allowed you around Le Mans with Stirling Moss in a Ford GT40:

Here’s the actual race:

It was a good year in aerosport, too:

But that wasn’t a patch on the cricket:

The year saw the sad death of Jim Clark at Hockenheim:

And the boxer Jess Willard passed away. Here he is knocking out Jack Johnson: