Sunday 25 August 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals.
In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits.
Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, 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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Which were the important events of 25 August 1968 ?
- Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
- RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
- Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
- Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
- Rafet El Roman: Turkish singer and composer.
- Rafet Roman: Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Yuri Mitsui: Japanese actress model and race car driver.
- Stuart Murdoch: Scottish singer-songwriter (Belle and Sebastian).
- Spider One: American singer-songwriter and producer (Powerman 5000).
- Takeshi Ueda: Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (The Mad Capsule Markets)
- Rachael Ray: American chef and television personality
- Raz Degan: Israeli model and actor of cinema, television and theatre, who resides in Italy. In 2009, he co-starred in Barbarossa, an Italian film based on the life of Frederick I Barbarossa. In 2004 he played the role of Darius III in Oliver Stone's film Alexander. He has starred in many Italian television commercials, and beginning in April 2010 hosted the weekly television programme Mistero broadcast by Mediaset's Italia 1.
- Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win US singles championship
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
- New York Yankees' outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings and beats the Detroit Tigers 6-5; he played right field in the second game and hit a home run.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rascals - People Got To Be Free
- Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
- The Doors - Hello, I Love You
- Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
- Mason Williams - Classical Gas
- The Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
- The Vogues - Turn Around, Look At Me
- The 5th Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
- Archie Bell & The Drells - I Can't Stop Dancing
- The Dells - Stay In My Corner
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