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..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1968?
- 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
- Luis Gianneo: Composer, dies at 71.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1968?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 16If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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.