Tuesday 31 December 1968, NewYear’s Eve
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Luciano Szafir and Gerry Dee.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1968 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Luciano Szafir: Brazilian representative of Fossil Watches and a minor actor.
- Gerry Dee: Canadian comedian actor and screenwriter.
- Junot Díaz: Dominican-American author and academic.
- 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
- 1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144
- New York Jets win AFL championship
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 - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
- Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
- The Temptations - Cloud Nine
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Love Child
- Classics IV - Stormy
- Johnnie Taylor - Who's Making Love
- B.J. Thomas - Hooked On A Feeling
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