Saturday 4 May 1968
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Julian Barratt and Kevin Todd in Winnipeg.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro.
In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits.
The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Anker auf und Leinen los!.
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 May 1968 ?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Julian Barratt: English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh.
- Kevin Todd in Winnipeg: Manitoba, Canada; NHL center (Los Angeles Kings).
- Eddie Perez in Cuidad Ojeda: Venezuela; catcher (Atlanta Braves).
- Andre Collins: NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Francesca Bortolozzi: Italian champion fencer, the winner of an Olympic Gold Medal for foil fencing at Barcelona in 1992.
- Valérie Laurent-Pavlovsky: French social activist, founder in 2005 of 'l'Association de réflexion et d'information sur la prison (Arep),' an association that monitors access to health care for prison inmates. She started the association after her father, Patrick Laurent, died in a French prison of hepatitis C on 14 December 1999.
- 1st ABA championship: Pittsburgh Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
- 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 2:02.5.
- Robert Wallace, assistant secretary of the US Treasury, announces to the Metropolitan New York Numismatic Convention in New York City "The possibility of ever permitting them [silver coin hoarders and smelters] to reap windfall profits of millions of dollars at the expense of taxpayers will, to say the least, not be very popular".
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
- The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby
- Union Gap - Young Girl
- The Beatles - Lady Madonna
- Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
- James Brown - I Got The Feelin'
- The Intruders - Cowboys To Girls
- Hugo Montenegro - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
- The Rascals - A Beautiful Morning
- The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn
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