Three hundred eighty-five thousand U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
Black Panther Party founded.
"Black Power" program adopted by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
Abolition of automatic student deferments from the draft.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens hearings on U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Massive emigration of Cubans to U.S. begins as part of a special airlift program.
Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California.
B-52s attack North Vietnam for the first time.