Wednesday 31 January 1968
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Sinclair and Steve Phoenix.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers.
In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Doctor Faustus, directed by Richard Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Zirkus meines Lebens.
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 January 1968 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Michael Sinclair: NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks).
- Steve Phoenix: US baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics).
- Doug Pederson: NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl XXXI).
- Francesco Liparota: Italian teaching assistant along with Marta Russo.
- Ulrica Messing: Swedish politician, a minister in several social democrat governments.
- Douglas Pederson: American football player with the Green Bay Packers.
- Patrick Stevens: Belgian athlete, field and track star who held the Belgian record in the 200 m. dash. At the Atlanta Olympics, 1996, he was 25th in the 100 m. and 7th in the 200 m; the only European to participate in the 200 m. finals.
- Matt King: English actor producer and screenwriter
- Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32 inches), at Agata, USSR.
- Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia.
- Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 versus India in his last Test for ten years.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- Classics IV - Spooky
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
- Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Medley) - The Lettermen
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
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