Sunday 31 March 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding.
In UK Congratulations by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Party, directed by Blake Edwards, 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.
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Which were the important events of 31 March 1968 ?
- Saint Cornelia
- CTsar Ch�vez Day - official holiday in five states and many cities across the U.S.
- Freedom Day in Malta.
- Saint Amos
- Saint Benjamin
- Blessed Hendrik Werner
- Saint Balbina of Rome
- New Jersey - Thomas Mundy Peterson Day.
- Tony Jones: American theologian, author, blogger, and speaker who is a leading figure in the emerging church movement and postmodern Christianity.
- Kimmo Kinnunen: Finnish javelin thrower.
- Naoya Ogawa: Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist.
- J Reid: American basketball player and coach.
- J R Reid: NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets).
- Yann Moix: French writer and film director born in a Jewish family (Moix comes from "Moïse"). His first movie, Podium, was inspired by Claude François (French singer).
- JR Reid: American basketball player: forward/center, Hornets
- Grover Lowdermilk: American baseball player (Born 1885).
- LBJ announces he will not seek re-election
- Pirate Radio Station Pegaus (New Zealand) begins transmitting
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open.
- US President Lyndon Johnson announces that he would neither seek nor accept the nomination of his party for re-election.
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not seek re-election.
- Bombs explode at midnight in two department stores in Frankfurt-am-Main Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin are later arrested and sentenced for arson.
- The film ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' premieres in Washington, D.C.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- The Monkees - Valleri
- 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says
- Aretha Franklin - (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
- The Delfonics - La - La Means I Love You
- Union Gap - Young Girl
- Georgie Fame - The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
- The Beatles - Lady Madonna
- Dionne Warwick - (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
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