Sunday 11 August 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Noordin Mohammad Top and Lorenzo Bernardi.
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.
On TV people were watching Frost on Sunday.
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 11 August 1968 ?
- Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
- Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
- Taiwan - Valentine's Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
- St. Chromatius
- St. Equitius
- St. Gery/Gaugericus
- St. Susanna
- Noordin Mohammad Top: Malaysian Islamist terrorist (d. 2009).
- Lorenzo Bernardi: Italian volleyball champion, winner of a Bronze Medal at the Atlanta Olympics with the Italian Men's Team, 8/04/1996.
- Anna Gunn: TV Actress.
- Mabel: Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau.
- Sophie Okonedo: British actress.
- Charlie Sexton: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Arc Angels)
- Noordin Top: Malaysian terrorist (d. 2009)
- Lucien Cerfaux: Belgian biblical scholar.
- Beatles launch Apple Records label
- Satchel Paige, 62, and needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
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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