Friday 2 June 1967
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Respect by Aretha Franklin.
In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits.
The Face of Another, directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967
while The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 June 1967 ?
- Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
- Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
- Xenia name day in Slovakia.
- The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.
- M Evans: American athlete, defensive tackle.
- Remigija Nazarovienė: Lithuanian heptathlete and coach.
- Mike Stanton: Houston, Texas -- Pitcher (New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox).
- Zamah Cunningham: Actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74.
- Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts.
- Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
- Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1967 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Aretha Franklin - Respect
- The Young Rascals - Groovin'
- The Happenings - I Got Rhythm
- Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)
- The Mamas & The Papas - Creeque Alley
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be?
- The Supremes - The Happening
- Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
- Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
- The Temptations - All I Need
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