Thursday 5 September 1968
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals.
In UK Hey Jude by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
while Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
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- Serhiy Kovalets: Ukrainian footballer and manager.
- Jean-Paul Haure: French screenwriter and businessman, manager of the company Emotion that was created in 1991.
- Dennis Scott: American basketball player and sportscaster.
- Robin van der Laan: Dutch footballer and coach.
- Brad Wilk: American singer-songwriter and drummer (Audioslave Rage Against the Machine and Greta).
- Yuki Ishikawa: Wrestler (NJPW)
- Thomas Levet: French golfer, he won the French Open in 2011. While celebrating his victory, he jumped into a lake and broke his shin. Levet began his professional career in 1988 and won the French PGA championship later that year. Bouts of vertigo have not prevented him from taking home other titles, including six European titles.
- Juan Jose Castro: Composer, dies at 73.
- 82nd US Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats Billie Jean King (64 64)
- 88th US Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (1412 57 63 36 63)
- 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi, Pakistan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rascals - People Got To Be Free
- Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
- Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
- Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
- The Doors - Hello, I Love You
- Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built
- The 1910 Fruitgum Company - 1,2,3 Red Light
- Marvin Gaye - You're All I Need To Get By
- Archie Bell & The Drells - I Can't Stop Dancing
- The Dells - Stay In My Corner
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