Wednesday 28 August 1968
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Scarlet Annette Morgan in Pfafftown and Luciano Federico.
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.
On TV people were watching The Morecambe & Wise Show.
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 28 August 1968 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Scarlet Annette Morgan in Pfafftown: North Carolina, USA; Miss North Carolina-America-1991.
- Luciano Federico: Italian film actor, who starred in the 1998 film, "Radiofreccia.
- Tom Fitzgerald: American hockey player and coach.
- Alessandro Puccini: Italian fencer, the winner of a Gold Medal in Individual Foils at the Atlanta Olympics 7/22/1996.
- Billy Boyd: Scottish actor.
- 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown
- Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Democratic National Convention.
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
- Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
- The Doors - Hello, I Love You
- The Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
- Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
- Marvin Gaye - You're All I Need To Get By
- Archie Bell & The Drells - I Can't Stop Dancing
- The Dells - Stay In My Corner
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