Saturday 10 August 1968
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors.
In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits.
Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, 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 10 August 1968 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Alex Andrievski: NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics - 1998).
- Jennifer Horton: Dover, New Jersey -- Team handball goalie (1992, 96 Olympics).
- Michel Doesburg: Soccer player (SC Heerenveen).
- Miroslav Mosner: Hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998).
- Moe Gardner: NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons).
- Rickey Smiley: Comedian
- Michael Bivins: Boston, Massachusetts -- Rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe)
- Pete Docter: American voice actor director and screenwriter
- Greg Hawgood: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Race riot in Miami, Chicago and Little Rock
- Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Doors - Hello, I Love You
- Mason Williams - Classical Gas
- The 5th Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
- Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass
- The Rascals - People Got To Be Free
- Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- The Vogues - Turn Around, Look At Me
- The Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
- The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
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