Tuesday 9 July 1968
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Shawn Harper and Elisabetta Perrone.
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 9 July 1968 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
- Palau - Constitution Day.
- Argentina - Independence Day.
- Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
- Shawn Harper: NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Elisabetta Perrone: Italian field and track star, an Olympic Silver Medal winner for the 10 km race-walking event on 7/29/1996, Atlanta, GA.
- Paolo Di Canio: Italian footballer and manager.
- Lars Gyllenhaal: Swedish historian and author.
- 15.68 (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
- 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
- All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
- 39.83cm (15.68 inches) of rainfall in Columbus, Mississippi (state 24-hour record).
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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