Sunday 7 July 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chuck Knoblauch and Reggie Cobb.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert.
In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits.
Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, 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 The Expert.
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 7 July 1968 ?
- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Chuck Knoblauch: Houston, Texas -- Shortstop (New York Yankees, Minn Twins).
- Reggie Cobb: NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Jorja Fox: American actress.
- Allen Payne: American actor.
- Amy Carlson: American actress.
- Jeff VanderMeer: American author and educator
- Rock group "The Yardbirds" disband.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You
- Cliff Nobles - The Horse
- The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
- Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - The Look Of Love
- Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- Merrilee Rush - Angel Of The Morning
- Shorty Long - Here Comes The Judge
- Richard Harris - MacArthur Park
- Friend and Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness
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