Sunday 26 May 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells.
In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits.
The Devil's Brigade, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, 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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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Rachael Sporn: Australian basketball forward (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Crown Prince: Frederik of Denmark.
- Pat Kenney: American professional wrestler.
- Fernando Leon de Aranoa: Spanish film director.
- Willie Burton: American basketball player: guard/forward.
- Crown Frederik: Danish royalty, the son of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark. As Frederik X he will most definitely be a modern monarch. He runs marathons, has worked among the homeless in Boston where he spent a year at Harvard, and has been caught on film by the paparazzi diving nude into the swimming pool to cavort with his beautiful pop-singer playmate. At 27, using the nom de guerre "Pingo," he took part in a military drill to become a member of the Danish Navy's elite Frogmen Corps, roughly
- Christopher Burge: American biologist and academic
- Frederik : Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
- Simon Diamond: American baseball player and wrestler
- Fernando de Aranoa: Spanish director producer and screenwriter
- Steve Sedgley: English footballer and manager
- William E "Little Willie" John: American R&B-singer (Fever), dies at age 30.
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
- Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
- The Rascals - A Beautiful Morning
- Hugo Montenegro - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
- Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
- The Intruders - Cowboys To Girls
- The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn
- Marvin Gaye - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
- Stevie Wonder - Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day
- Dionne Warwick - Do You Know The Way To San Jose
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