Saturday 2 March 1968
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Penny "Stamper" Davis in Carlisle and Daniel Craig.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.
In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
Stay Away, Joe, directed by Peter Tewksbury, 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 The Dick Cavett Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 March 1968 ?
- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Penny "Stamper" Davis in Carlisle: England; Canadian 470 yachter (Olympics-1996).
- Daniel Craig: English actor.
- Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler and Ford (GRB)
- Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Belousova and Protopopov (USSR)
- USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world
- USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit
- Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (US)
- US Air Force displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- Dionne Warwick - (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
- 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says
- Classics IV - Spooky
- First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
- Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite
- The Fireballs - Bottle Of Wine
- The Association - Everything That Touches You
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