Thursday 20 June 1968
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fred McAfee and Garry Howe.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert.
In UK Young Girl by Union Gap was in the top 5 hits.
The Bride Wore Black, directed by François Truffaut, 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.
On TV people were watching The Dave Allen Show.
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 June 1968 ?
- American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
- West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
- Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
- UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
- Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
- Roman Empire ? Festival in honor of Summanus.
- Day of The Royal Victorian Order.
- Fred McAfee: NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Garry Howe: WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Mike McCarthy: Brooklyn, New York -- Pursuit cyclist (Olympics - 1988, 96).
- Patrice Alegre: French serial killer arrested in Paris September 1997, charged with six counts ofl murder and five rapes.
- Robert Rodriguez: American film director.
- Jim Hines becomes first person to run 100 metres in under 10 seconds.
- Austin Currie, Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont in Northern Ireland, along with others, squats a house in Caledon to protest discrimination in housing allocations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You
- Richard Harris - MacArthur Park
- Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
- Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy
- Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - The Look Of Love
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Mony Mony
- Aretha Franklin - Think
- Merrilee Rush - Angel Of The Morning
- Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
- Friend and Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness
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