Thursday 1 August 1968
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Allix and Stacey Augmon.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors.
In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits.
Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Right People by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Frost on Sunday.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1968 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Stéphane Allix: French journalist, war reporter, director, and writer.
- Stacey Augmon: American basketball player, a forward for the Portland Trailblazers.
- Brian Bohanon: American pro baseball pitcher who had spent one year in the National League and seven years in the American League as of 1998.
- Rob Carpenter: American athlete, , pro-football wide receiver for five seasons beginning in 1991.
- Shaun Proulx: Canadian media entrepreneur, performer, humorist, and radio and television personality.
- Dan Donegan: American guitarist (Disturbed Fight or Flight and Vandal)
- Shigetoshi Hasegawa: Japanese baseball player and sportscaster
- Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins
- Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo
- WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
- The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Doors - Hello, I Love You
- Mason Williams - Classical Gas
- The 5th Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
- Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass
- Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
- The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- Cliff Nobles - The Horse
- The Vogues - Turn Around, Look At Me
- The Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
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