Monday 15 January 1968
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Steve McConaghy and Laurie Fellner in Appleton.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred & His Playboy Band.
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 The World of Beachcomber.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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- Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
- Jallikattu in South India.
- United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
- North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
- Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Saint Ides, virgin, died January 15, 570.
- Roman Empire - Second day of the Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Wikipedia Day.
- Steve McConaghy: Australian soling yachter (Olympics-1996).
- Laurie Fellner in Appleton: Wisconsin, USA; team handball goalie (Olympics-1992, 1996).
- Chad Lowe in Dayton: Ohio, USA; actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder).
- Inaki Urdangarin: Spanish royalty.
- Chad Lowe: American actor, director and noted family.
- Iñaki Urdangarin: Spanish athlete, national champion of handball, noted family member and exponent of the Basque national party.
- KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
- Ralph Baer applies for a patent on his invention of the television video game system.
- An earthquake in Sicily kills 380 and injures around 1,000.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- The Monkees - Daydream Believer
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
- Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
- Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Marvin Gaye - If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
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