Monday 5 August 1968
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andreas Lupzig and John Garrett Olerud in Seattle.
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.
On TV people were watching Frost on Sunday.
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 5 August 1968 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Andreas Lupzig: Straubing, Germany -- Hockey forward (Team Germany 1998).
- John Garrett Olerud in Seattle: Washington, USA; baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, American League Batting Crown 1993).
- Tokimitsu Ishizawa: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Oleg Luzhny: Ukrainian footballer.
- Marine Le Pen: French daughter of ultra-right wing politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.
- John Olerud: American baseball player, a left-handed first baseman who played with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox between 1989 and 2005.
- DeRay Davis: Comedian
- Terri Clark: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Stephanie Flanders: English journalist and blogger
- Funkmaster Flex: American rapper producer and radio host
- Kendo Kashin: Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Oleh Luzhny: Ukrainian footballer and manager
- Colin McRae: Scottish race car driver (d. 2007)
- Luther Perkins: American guitarist (Born 1928).
- WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
- August 8 ampndash The Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida nominates Richard Nixon for U.S. President and Spiro Agnew for Vice President.
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
- The Rascals - People Got To Be Free
- Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- The Vogues - Turn Around, Look At Me
- The Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
- The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
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