Tuesday 6 February 1968
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Newbill and Malika Mahfoud in Copenhagen.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.
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 6 February 1968 ?
- Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
- Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
- Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
- Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
- Saint Vedastus (+540)
- Saint Dorothea, patron saint of florists
- Saint Paul Miki
- Richard Newbill: WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs).
- Malika Mahfoud in Copenhagen: Denmark; golfer (Gippsland Ladies Amateur).
- Adolfo Valencia: Colombian footballer.
- Akira Yamaoka: Japanese composer and producer.
- C Montague Shaw: Actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85.
- 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
- Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam
- Former President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
- KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Dutch second Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- Classics IV - Spooky
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
- Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Medley) - The Lettermen
- The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
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