Thursday 1 February 1968
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pauly Shore in Hollywood and Mark Recchi in Kamloops.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers.
In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Zirkus meines Lebens.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1968 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Pauly Shore in Hollywood: California, USA; comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man).
- Mark Recchi in Kamloops: British Columbia, Canada; NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens).
- George Quigley Jr in Cincinnati: Ohio, USA; skeet (Olympics-1996).
- Javier Sanchez: in Spain; tennis star.
- Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson in Memphis: Tennessee, USA, daughter of Elvis Presley.
- Sean Millington: Canadian Football League fullback (British Columbia Lions).
- Kent Mercker in Dublin: Ohio, USA; pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles).
- Lisa Presley: American noted family, the daughter of Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla. She was ten when her famous dad died. The sole heir to Presley's millions, on her 25th birthday, in 1993, she assumed control of his estate which, under her mom's guidance, was then worth some $100 million.
- Pauly Shore: Movie Actor
- Mark Recchi: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Former VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President
- Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head.
- World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi.
- Former US Vice-President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President.
- Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of the Green Bay Packers.
- Canada's three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
- The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- Classics IV - Spooky
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
- Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Medley) - The Lettermen
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
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