Monday 14 October 1968
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gene Williams and Wanda Guyton.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles.
In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits.
Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while Of Diamonds & Diplomats by Letitia Baldrige was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pohádky z mechu a kapradí.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- Gene Williams: NFL guard / tackle (Atlanta Falcons).
- Wanda Guyton: WNBA forward (Houston Comets).
- Allessandro Safina: Italian opera singer (tenor) who made a successful performance at the Festival of Sanremo in 2000.
- Jay Ferguson: Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Sloan).
- Johnny Goudie: American singer-songwriter guitarist producer and actor (Goudie).
- Matthew Le Tissier: English footballer and journalist
- Timothy Beckwith: American lawyer
- Dwayne Schintzius: American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
- 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)
- Beatles White Album completed
- In NL expansion draft, Expos and Padres choose 30 players each
- J R Hines of US runs 100m in world record 9.95 sec
- Gruener and Watson (USA) set scuba depth record (133m) in Bahamas.
- First live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7).
- Vietnam War: The United States Department of Defense announces that the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps will send about 24,000 soldiers and Marines back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty in the combat zone there.
- The first live telecast from a manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the U.S.A.
- An earthquake rated at 6.8 on the Richter Scale destroys the Australian town of Meckering, Western Australia, and it also ruptures all nearby main highways and railroads.
- Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called ''ten-second barrier'' in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Hey Jude
- The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
- O.C. Smith - Little Green Apples
- Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.
- The O'Kaysions - Girl Watcher
- The Grass Roots - Midnight Confessions
- The Vogues - My Special Angel
- The Bee Gees - I've Gotta Get A Message To You
- Gary Puckett - Over You
- James Brown - Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Part 1)
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