Sunday 8 September 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roberto Di Donna and Wolfram Klein.
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.
On TV people were watching The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Which were the important events of 8 September 1968 ?
- Roberto Di Donna: Italian rifle champion, winning a Gold Medal in the Air Pistol event at the Atlanta Olympics on 7/20/1996, a Bronze Medal in "free" pistol at 50 m. on 7/23/1996.
- Wolfram Klein: German footballer.
- Ray Wilson: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Genesis and Stiltskin).
- Funny Girl with Barbra Striesand premieres
- Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
- Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
- The Beatles perform their last live TV performance on the David Frost show. They perform their new hit ''Hey Jude''.
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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