Sunday 21 January 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Urbani in Santa Cruz and Charlotte Ross in Chicago.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 January 1968 ?
- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- Tom Urbani in Santa Cruz: California, USA; pitcher (Saint Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers).
- Charlotte Ross in Chicago: Illinois; actress (Eve - Days of Our Lives).
- Ulrica Messing: Swedish politician.
- Artur Dmitriev: Russian ice skater: pairs, partner of Oksana Kazakova.
- Sundar C: Indian actor and director.
- Charlotte Ross: American actress
- US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland.
- AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24.
- Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh : One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
- A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
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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