Sunday 14 January 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fred[ric] Honebein and L L Cool J [James Todd Smith] in Saint Albans.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles.
In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, 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.
On TV people were watching Zimmer 13.
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 14 January 1968 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Fred[ric] Honebein: San Francisco, California -- Rower (1996 Olympics - 5th Place).
- L L Cool J [James Todd Smith] in Saint Albans: New York, USA; rapper (Bigger and Deffer).
- LL Cool J: American rapper and actor.
- Efthimis Bakatsias: Greek basketball player.
- Ruel Fox: English footballer.
- Veikka Gustafsson: Finnish mountaineer
- Florian Gazan: French radio and television host, Claude François was his Godfather. He has participated to the TV and radio show "Les Grosses Têtes", considered as the "new Jean Dutourd" for his general knowledge.
- Eric Guiborel: French criminal, convicted in 1996 of murdering two transvestites in 1994 in Bois de Boulogne, a large public park located along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris.
- LL J: American rapper known as Ladies Love Cool James. Even as a kid, he had a sense of style and literally set the tone for the hip-hop look. At 16, he burst on the music scene in his Kangol hat, baggy jeans and gold chains, a style he picked up from street hustlers. By 1997 he had six platinum rap albums out, including "Mama Said Knock You Out," and starred in the UPN sitcom "In The House." The Grammy-winning rapper hit it big in 1986 with "I Can't Live Without my Radio."
- Dorothea Mackellar: Australian poet whose stanza "I love a sunburnt country" is one of Australia's best-known pieces of lyric verse, taken from "My Country," written in 1904.
- Soyuz 4 launched
- Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Bart Starr, quarterback.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- The Monkees - Daydream Believer
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
- Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- Joe Tex - Skinny Legs And All
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