Friday 20 September 1968
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley.
In UK Hey Jude by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Weekend, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 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.
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- Ijaz Ahmed: Pakistani cricketer and coach.
- Van Jones: American attorney and activist.
- Leah Pinsent: Canadian actress.
- Darrell Russell: American football player (Born 1976).
- Ben Shepherd: American singer-songwriter and bass player (Soundgarden Hater and Wellwater Conspiracy).
- Eric Turner: American football player, a safety with the Oakland Raiders. Turner was originally signed by the New England Patriots on 7/21/1992 after being picked in the third round of the 1992 NFL draft. Two teams later, Turner, with his superior speed and tenacity, found himself as a valuable asset to the Raiders.
- Chris Waller: Evanston, Illinois -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics)
- Michelle Visage: TV Show Host
- Frank Pelleg: Composer, dies at 57.
- Mickey Mantle hits final career homer number 536.
- ''Hawaii 5-O'' debuts on CBS and eventually becomes the longest-running crime show in television history until ''Law amp Order'' overtakes it in 2003.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
- The Rascals - People Got To Be Free
- The Beatles - Hey Jude
- Deep Purple - Hush
- The 1910 Fruitgum Company - 1,2,3 Red Light
- Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
- Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
- Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - The Fool On The Hill
- The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You
- Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built
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