Thursday 9 May 1968
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Benoit NBA forward (Utah Jazz and Bruce Pickens.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro.
In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits.
The Devil's Brigade, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Anker auf und Leinen los!.
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 May 1968 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- David Benoit NBA forward (Utah Jazz: New Jersey Nets).
- Bruce Pickens: NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders).
- Vince Workman NFL running back (Green Bay Packers: Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Colts).
- David Benoit: American basketball player, a one-time forward for the New Jersey Nets and Orlando Magic.
- Hardy Krüger: German actor, the son of the German actor-writer Hardy Krüger and the Italian painter Francesca Marazzi.
- Marie-Jose Perec: French athlete, the winner of a Field and Track Gold Medal at the Atlanta Olympic in the 100 m., a new Olympics record, 7/30/1996. Two days later she won a gold medal in the 200 m., on 8/02/1996, duplicating Michael Johnson's feat. Eminent in her field, she was the World Champion in 400 m. in 1991 at Tokyo, and won a Gold Medal in the 400 m. in Barcelona, 1992. She was Double European Champion in 1994 in the 400 m. and the 4X400 m. She won World Championship in Helsinki in 1995.
- Graham Harman: American philosopher and academic
- Ruth Kelly: British economist and politician Secretary of State for Transport
- Finlay Currie: Scottish prolific character star of stage, film and TV, portraying kindliness and villainy with equal gusto, 1898 marking his stage debut.
- Harold Gray: US comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at age 74.
- Mercedes de Acosta: American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (Born 1893).
- Marion Lorne: Actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81.
- Phil Arnold: New Jersey, United States -- Actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
- Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
- Union Gap - Young Girl
- Hugo Montenegro - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
- The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby
- The Rascals - A Beautiful Morning
- The Intruders - Cowboys To Girls
- The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn
- Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
- The Beatles - Lady Madonna
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