Thursday 4 April 1968
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andre Bowden and Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada.
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.
The Young Girls of Rochefort, directed by Jacques Demy, 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 Drei Frauen im Haus.
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 4 April 1968 ?
- Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
- Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
- Lesotho - Heroes' Day
- Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- World Rat Day
- Saint Isidore of Seville, patron saint of the internauts
- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
- Andre Bowden: WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada: Spanish water polo player (d. 2006).
- Xenia Seeberg: German actress.
- Jesús Rollán: Spanish water polo player (d. 2006).
- Martin Luther King: Jr.
- Education of Hyman Kaplan opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
- Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V rocket; unmanned.
- Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, civil rights leader, is assassinated by a sniper's bullet in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, at age 39.
- Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
- AEK Athens BC becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
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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