Wednesday 13 December 1967
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Deborah Driggs and Jenn Thompson in New York City.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees.
In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Doctor Dolittle, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967
while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Adventure Island.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Deborah Driggs: Oakland, California -- Playmate (Mar, 1990).
- Jenn Thompson in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Dee - Harper Valley PTA).
- Chris O'Loughlin in Los Angeles: California, USA; fencer (Olympics-1996).
- Mike Mordecai in Birmingham: Alabama, USA; infielder (Atlanta Braves).
- Scott Zolak: NFL quarterback (New England Patriots).
- Jamie Foxx: American award winning actor whose brilliant performance as Ray Charles in the film "Ray" clinched his reputation as a fine actor and won an Academy Award.
- Nene Leakes: Reality Star
- Bo Pelini: American football player and coach
- Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II.
- United Soccer Association and National Pro Soccer League merge into NASL.
- Constantine II of Greece attempts an unsuccessful counter-coup against the Regime of the Colonels
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1967 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Monkees - Daydream Believer
- Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
- Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
- The Cowsills - The Rain, The Park & Other Things
- Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints
- Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer
- The Fantastic Johnny C - Boogaloo Down Broadway
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - In And Out Of Love
- Cher - You Better Sit Down Kids
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