Saturday 20 April 1968
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include LeShundra Nathan in Birmingham and J D Roth.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro.
In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits.
Yours, Mine and Ours, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Maratonci.
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 20 April 1968 ?
- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- LeShundra Nathan in Birmingham: Alabama, USA; heptathlete.
- J D Roth: American game show host and television personality.
- Yelena Valbe: Russian cross-country skier.
- Julia Morris: Comedian.
- Florian Bellanger: Chef.
- Evelin Ilves: Estonian businesswoman 4th First Lady of Estonia
- JD Roth: American television host and actor
- Yelena Välbe: Russian skier and manager
- Roman Virastyuk: Ukrainian shot putter
- Marion Weeks: singer/actress, dies of stroke at age 81.
- South African Airways Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed.
- English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
- Union Gap - Young Girl
- The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby
- The Beatles - Lady Madonna
- Aretha Franklin - (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- Georgie Fame - The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
- Sly and the Family Stone - Dance To The Music
- James Brown - I Got The Feelin'
- Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
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