Wednesday 17 January 1968
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer and Svetlana Masterkova.
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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Which were the important events of 17 January 1968 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer: Dutch writer.
- Svetlana Masterkova: Russian athlete.
- Craig Strong: American actor & voice actor.
- Greg Knauss: American Internet humorist and computer programmer.
- Mathilde Seigner: French actress, Emmanuelle'sister.
- Julis Deutsch: Austria politician / General of the Spanish Republican Army, dies at 83.
- Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
- Lyndon B. Johnson calls for the non-conversion of the U.S. dollar.
- Vietnam War ndash Battle of Khe Sanh: One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins, ending on April 8.
- A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging four nuclear bombs.
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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