Wednesday 24 April 1968
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hashim Thaci and Mark Vanderloo in Waddenveen.
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.
War and Peace, directed by Sergey Bondarchuk, 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 Anker auf und Leinen los!.
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 24 April 1968 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Hashim Thaci: Kosovan politician.
- Mark Vanderloo in Waddenveen: Netherlands; model.
- Tracy Gravely: Canadian Football League linebacker (Montreal Alouettes).
- Todd Jones in Marietta: Georgia, USA; pitcher (Houston Astros).
- Aidan Gillen: Movie Actor.
- Stacy Haiduk: American actress
- Todd Jones: American baseball player
- Yuji Nagata: Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Roxanna Panufnik: English composer
- Hashim Thaçi: Kosovan soldier and politician 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo
- Mark Vanderloo: Dutch model and actor
- ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas.
- Leftist students take over Columbia University, New York City, New York.
- Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
- The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby
- Union Gap - Young Girl
- The Beatles - Lady Madonna
- Aretha Franklin - (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
- James Brown - I Got The Feelin'
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- Sly and the Family Stone - Dance To The Music
- Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
- Georgie Fame - The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
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