Thursday 8 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 Jimmy Jean-Louis and Florin Prunea.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors.
In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells 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 Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron 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 8 August 1968 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Jimmy Jean-Louis
- Florin Prunea
- Suzy Hamilton: US olympic 1500m runner.
- Yvie Burnett: Scottish soprano.
- Aldo van Dyke: Honduran journalist (d. 2013).
- Abey Kuruvilla: Indian cricketer and coach.
- Huey Morgan: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fun Lovin' Criminals).
- Matthew Lane: Wellington, New Zealand -- Nike golfer (1991 South Australian Open-4th).
- Jarry Park is approved by Mayor Jean Drapeau for interim use by Expos
- Republican Convention in Miami Beach nominates Nixon for President
- Race riot in Miami, Florida.
- Juro Wada successfully performs Japan's first heart transplant.
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
- The Rascals - People Got To Be Free
- Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
- Gary Puckett - Lady Willpower
- The Vogues - Turn Around, Look At Me
- The Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
- The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
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