Monday 11 March 1968
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding.
In UK Cinderella Rockefella by Esther & Abi Ofarim was in the top 5 hits.
Stay Away, Joe, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 March 1968 ?
- Zambia - Youth Day.
- Saint Rosina
- Saint Alberta
- Saint Vindician
- Blessed Auria
- Lesotho - Moshoeshoe Day.
- Lithuania - Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence.
- United States - Johnny Appleseed Day, 311 Day
- Blessed John Righi
- John Barrowman: Actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West).
- Stéphane Bédard: Canadian lawyer and politician.
- Lisa Loeb: American singer-songwriter guitarist and actress (Liz and Lisa).
- Takao Osawa: Japanese actor.
- Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
- Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay".
- Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 12th string quartet.
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson mandates that all computers purchased by the federal government support the ASCII character encoding.Lyndon B. Johnson (March 11, 1968). Memorandum Approving the Adoption by the Federal Government of a Standard Code for Information Interchange. ''The American Presidency Project''. Accessed 2008-04-14.
- Mauritius achieves independence from British rule.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- Dionne Warwick - (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
- The Monkees - Valleri
- 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
- The Delfonics - La - La Means I Love You
- Aretha Franklin - (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
- First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
- Sam & Dave - I Thank You
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