Saturday 15 June 1968
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel.
In UK Young Girl by Union Gap was in the top 5 hits.
The Thomas Crown Affair, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell 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 15 June 1968 ?
- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- Demtra Hampton: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Model (Garda).
- Tim Lester: NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Karoly Guttler: Hungarian swimmer.
- Demetra Hampton: American actress and model, best known for portraying the character of Valentina in the eponymous Italian television series.
- Mel Giedroyc: TV Actress.
- How Now, Dow Jones closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 performances
- I Do! I Do! closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 561 performances
- New Faces of 1965 closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances
- John Lennon andYoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral
- Yummy Yummy Yummy by Ohio Express hits #4
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
- Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Mony Mony
- Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy
- Richard Harris - MacArthur Park
- Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
- Aretha Franklin - Think
- The Rascals - A Beautiful Morning
- Hugo Montenegro - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
- Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - The Look Of Love
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