Friday August 16, 1968

US date format: 8/16/1968, UK date format: 16/8/1968

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 16, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Karine Le Marchand and Clovis Cornillac. In that special week of August people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. How Sweet It Is!, directed by Jerry Paris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Best of Enemies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1968, at August 16 across the years or at August 1968 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944

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Famous Deaths

Movies

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Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States of America

Memories of Underdevelopment

Memories of Underdevelopment

Directed by: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Starring: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Stolen Kisses

Stolen Kisses

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

Directed by: George Dunning

Starring: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Dad's Army

Dad's Army

Directed by: Oliver Parker

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Directed by: Scott McGehee

Showtime

Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

A Muralha

A Muralha

Directed by: Carlos Araujo

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Directed by: Morgan Neville

Days to next August 16

If August 16, 1968 is your birthday you're 52 years, 5 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning

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From the City of Light to the Suit of Lights with the authors of Is Paris Burning? as they trace the rise of matador El Cordobes from anonymous, impoverished boyhood to

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

The Naked Ape

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This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology.Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967.

Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent And Child

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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children.

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner

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In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery...The

Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr

Heaven Help Us!

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"This very funny book should allay certain anxieties among curious gentiles who wonder uneasily what really goes on inside the fancy synagogue on 13th Avenue...

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hamurabi

Hamurabi

Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 16, 1968?

On August 16, 1968 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 16, 1968?

On August 16, 1968 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 16, 1968?

On August 16, 1968 the US President was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1968?

On August 16, 1968 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 16, 1968?

On August 16, 1968 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 16, 1968?

On August 16, 1968 several famous people were born including, Karine Le Marchand, Clovis Cornillac, Mateja Svet.

Which famous people died on August 16, 1968?

Famous people died on August 16, 1968 include, Luis Gianneo.

What was the number one song in August 16, 1968?

The number one song in the week of August 16, 1968 was People Got To Be Free by The Rascals in US and Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells in UK.

What were the top hits on August 16, 1968?

The top hits on August 16, 1968 were People Got To Be Free by The Rascals, Hello, I Love You by The Doors, Classical Gas by Mason Williams in US and Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells, Fire by Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert in UK.


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