Monday 28 October 1968
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aleksandr Koreshkov and Ernie Mills.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles.
In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits.
The Lion in Winter, directed by Anthony Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Alles dreht sich um Michael.
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 October 1968 ?
- St. Anastasia II
- St. Remigius
- Greece - Oxi (No) Day
- Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
- Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Salvius
- St. Abraham
- R.C. Saints - October 28th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Jude (a.k.a Saint Thaddaeus or "of James")
- St. Eadsin
- St. Simon the Zealot (erroneously a.k.a. "the Canaanite")
- St. John Dat
- St. Anglinus
- St. Ferrutius
- St. Fidelis of Como
- Saint Godwin
- St. Honoratus of Vercelli
- Aleksandr Koreshkov: Hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998).
- Ernie Mills: NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers).
- Glenn Clear: Soccer player (Vitesse).
- Rodney Thomas: NFL running back (Houston Oilers).
- Shawna Molcak: Cardston, Alberta -- Basketball guard (1996 Olympics).
- Stan Thomas: NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
- Marc Lievremont: French rugby union footballer and coach
- Christine Barbuto: American employee of TJX Companies, a buyer, killed aboard American Airlines Flight 11 when it impacted New York’s World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. Christine had a merchandising degree from the U. of Rhode Island. She was en route to Los Angeles on a buying trip for TJX, the parent company of TJ MAXX and Marshall’s stores for which she had worked the past five years. A very pretty girl, she was known as bubbly and outgoing. She leaves her father and two sisters.
- Chris Broussard: American journalist and sportscaster
- Caitlin Cary: American singer and violinist (Whiskeytown)
- Marc Lièvremont: French rugby player and coach
- Mayumi Ozaki: Japanese wrestler
- Henricus WJM Keuls: Lawyer / poet, dies at 85.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Hey Jude
- Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days
- O.C. Smith - Little Green Apples
- The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
- The Grass Roots - Midnight Confessions
- The Turtles - Elenore
- Gary Puckett - Over You
- Johnny Nash - Hold Me Tight
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Love Child
- Cream - White Room
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