- Real World: March 1. Soviet probe Venera 3 crashes on Venus, becoming the first human spacecraft to land on another planet.
- Lois and Clark: May 16. Kal-El's ship landed in Shuster's Field outside Smallville. Lois and Clark prevented Tempus from killing baby Kal-El. Superman flew across the sky to get Jonathan and Martha Kent's attention. Jonathan and Martha found baby Kal-El and took him in. Bureau 39 takes the ship before Jonathan could. ("Strange Visitor (From Another Planet)"; "Tempus Fugitive")
- Real World: June 13. U.S. Supreme Court Miranda v. Arizona decision results in criminals being read their constitutional rights on arrest.
- Island of Terror-Night of the Big Heat: Oncology researchers led by Dr. Lawrence Phillips accidentally unleash a race of bone-eating monsters, the Silicates, on the remote Petrie's Island. (Island of Terror)
- Real World: The Black Panther Party is founded.
New Fictional Works
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.
Batman, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Island of Terror.
Notable Comic Books
Fantastic Four #52 (first Black Panther); Teen Titans #1.
Notable Television Series
- Beginning: Adam Adamant Lives!, Batman, Captain Fathom, Dark Shadows, The Girl from UNCLE, The King Kong Show, The Lone Ranger, Marine Boy (U.S.), Marvel Superheroes, The New Adventures of Superman, Prince Planet (U.S.), Space Ghost and Dino Boy, Star Trek, Tales of the Wizard of Oz, The Time Tunnel, Zoran: Space Boy (U.S.).
- Continuing: The Avengers (Season 4 ends), Doctor Who (Season 4),
Kimba the White Lion begins (U.S.) and becomes Leo the Lion (Japan), Lost in Space (Season 2), The Man from UNCLE (Season 3), The Wild Wild West (Season 2).
- Ending: Astro Boy (U.S.), Thunderbirds, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
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