Wednesday 3 April 1968
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding.
In UK Congratulations by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Belle de Jour, directed by Luis Bunuel, 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.
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Which were the important events of 3 April 1968 ?
- Saint Sixtus I
- Saint Agape (died 304)
- Saint Richard (d.1253)
- Charlotte Coleman: British actress (Born 1968).
- Jamie Hewlett: English author and illustrator.
- Tomoaki Kanemoto: Japanese baseball player.
- Sebastian Bach: Metal Singer.
- Mike Lansing in Rawlins: Wyoming, USA; infielder (Montreal Expos).
- Bernd Karbacher: in Germany; tennis star.
- Sebastian Bach [Bierk] in the Bahamas rocker (Skid Row-18 and Life: I Remember You).
- N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks
- North Vietnam agrees to meet US representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his ''I've Been to the Mountaintop'' speech.
- The American movie ''Planet of the Apes'' is released in theaters.
- Apollo Program: Apollo-Saturn mission 502 (''Apollo 6'') is launched, as the second and last unmanned test-flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle.
- ''La, la, la'' by Massiel (music and lyrics by Manuel de la Calva and Ramón Arcusa) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1968 for Spain, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
- A shootout between Black Panthers and Oakland police results in several arrests and deaths, including 16-year-old Panther Bobby Hutton.
- A double explosion in downtown Richmond, Indiana kills 41 and injures 150.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- Union Gap - Young Girl
- The Monkees - Valleri
- The Delfonics - La - La Means I Love You
- Aretha Franklin - (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
- The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby
- The Beatles - Lady Madonna
- Georgie Fame - The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
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