Monday 5 February 1968
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marcus Grönholm and Roberto Alomar.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.
In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, 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 or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 February 1968 ?
- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Marcus Grönholm: Finnish race car driver.
- Roberto Alomar: Puerto Rican baseball player, a 2nd baseman for the Baltimore Orioles.
- Eythor Gudjonsson
- Chris Barron: rocker (Spin Doctors).
- Nir Kabaretti: Israeli conductor.
- Qasim Melho: Syrian actor.
- David Flores: Mexican-American jockey.
- Eyþór Guðjónsson: Icelandic actor and producer.
- Regina Rajchitova: in Czechoslovakia; tennis star.
- Roberto Alomar in Salinas: Puerto Rico; infielder (Baltimore Orioles).
- Ey?or Gu?jonsson: Icelandic actor.
- Luckey Roberts: Composer, dies at 80.
- KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
- Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- Classics IV - Spooky
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
- Goin' Out Of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Medley) - The Lettermen
- The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
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