Sunday 4 February 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kristen Marie and Philippe Bertrand.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers.
In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, 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 Zirkus meines Lebens.
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 February 1968 ?
- Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
- Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
- Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
- Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
- Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
- Saint John Hector de Britto
- Saint Rembert of Torhout
- Kristen Marie: Actress (Cheryl McKinnon-Another World).
- Philippe Bertrand: French child who was kidnapped and murdered.
- Lionel Daudet: French mountaineer, who in December 2006 made the first crossing of the massif of Mont Ross in the Kerguelen Islands, which links the summits of the small and the large Ross, which are separated by a very steep edge.
- Marko Matvere: Estonian actor.
- Kuranosuke Sasaki: Japanese actor.
- Golden Rainbow opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- Classics IV - Spooky
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
- Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Medley) - The Lettermen
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
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