Sunday 29 December 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carlo H L Ponti Jr and James Mouton in Denver.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, 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 Das Sonntagskonzert.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Which were the important events of 29 December 1968 ?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Carlo H L Ponti Jr: Son of Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren.
- James Mouton in Denver: Colorado, USA; outfielder (Houston Astros).
- Darren Perry: NFL free safety (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Carlo Ponti: Italian noted family member and conductor who began his career in 1994 when he attended the Conductors Institute in Hartford, CT under the direction of Harold Farbermann.
- Austin Farrer: English theologian and philosopher (Born 1904).
- New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game.
- Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes.
- Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Love Child
- Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
- Classics IV - Stormy
- Dion - Abraham, Martin And John
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- Johnnie Taylor - Who's Making Love
- Bobby Vinton - I Love How You Love Me
- The Temptations - Cloud Nine
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