Sunday 4 August 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors.
In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits.
Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 4 August 1968 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Daniel Dae Kim: American actor.
- Darcy Arreola: La Mesa, California -- 1.5k runner.
- James Francis: Linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Lee Mack: Comedian.
- Daniel Kim: TV Actor.
- Marcus Schenkenberg: Swedish-Dutch model and actor
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
- WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, New York (UNI) begins broadcasting
- 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, California.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Doors - Hello, I Love You
- Mason Williams - Classical Gas
- The 5th Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
- Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass
- Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
- The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- Cliff Nobles - The Horse
- The Vogues - Turn Around, Look At Me
- The Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
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