Monday 8 July 1968
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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.
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Which were the important events of 8 July 1968 ?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- C B Washington: NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Glen Featherstone: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers).
- Claude François: French-Belgian producer (Flèche Productions).
- Billy Crudup: American actor and singer.
- Thom Fitzgerald: American-Canadian director producer and screenwriter.
- Shane Howarth: New Zealand rugby player (also capped by Wales)
- Michael Weatherly: NYC, New York -- Actor (Cooper Alden-The City / Loving)
- Sangita Tripathi: French fencer who competed in the women's individual and team épée events at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
- Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
- The Municipality of General Santos is converted into a City status, named General Santos City.
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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
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass
- Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - The Look Of Love
- Merrilee Rush - Angel Of The Morning
- The 5th Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
- Shorty Long - Here Comes The Judge
- The Cowsills - Indian Lake
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