Saturday 12 October 1968
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Anthony and Leon Lett.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles.
In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits.
Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pohádky z mechu a kapradí.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1968 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Charles Anthony: CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts).
- Leon Lett: NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys).
- Mike Trombley: Springfield, Massachusetts -- Pitcher (Minn Twins).
- Adam Rich in New York City actor (Nicholas - Eight is Enough: Code Red, Gun Shy).
- Hugh Jackman: Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television.
- Bill Auberlen: American race car driver
- Mark Donovan: Welsh actor
- Paul Harragon: Australian rugby player and sportscaster
- Adam Rich: American actor
- 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
- Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
- Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Hey Jude
- Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
- The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
- O.C. Smith - Little Green Apples
- The O'Kaysions - Girl Watcher
- The Grass Roots - Midnight Confessions
- The Vogues - My Special Angel
- The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You
- Gary Puckett - Over You
- Clarence Carter - Slip Away
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