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Timeline; 1968

The English Cricket Board, the M.C.C. wimped out of selecting 'coloured' Basil D'Oliveira to play in his native South Africa, selecting instead someone who was not only unfit to play, but didn't look likely to be either.

When he proved not to be fit, and they did select D'Oliveira to take his place it gave them the perfect excuse to refuse to accept him, triggering the start of the movement towards the international sports ban.

The Actors Kylie Minogue, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman were born this year.