Friday 26 July 1968
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frederic Diefenthal and Frédéric Diefenthal.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela.
In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals 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.
On TV people were watching The Expert.
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 26 July 1968 ?
- Frederic Diefenthal: French actor and director.
- Frédéric Diefenthal: French film actor and author, he had a main role in the French TV serie "The Judge is a Woman" in the 1990s.
- Armand Las Cuevas: retired French racing cyclist.
- Jim Naismith: Scottish biologist and academic.
- Olivia Williams: English actress.
- Lilian Harvey: British actress (Congress Dances).
- Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong ?inh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- The 5th Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
- The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
- Cliff Nobles - The Horse
- Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
- Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You
- Mason Williams - Classical Gas
- The Doors - Hello, I Love You
- The Cowsills - Indian Lake
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