Sunday March 17, 1968, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1968, UK date format: 17/3/1968

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 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 Maxence Fermine and Judy Mosley. In that special week of March people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. The Bride Wore Black, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Unloved. 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 March 17 across the years or at March 1968 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • Two-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and six European nations.
  • Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open.
  • A demonstration in London's Grosvenor Square against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War leads to violence 91 people are injured, 200 demonstrators arrested.

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Movies

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Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Hour of the Wolf

Hour of the Wolf

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Country: United States of America

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea

Country: United States of America

The Bride Wore Black

The Bride Wore Black

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Charles Denner

Country: United States of America

Up the Junction

Up the Junction

Directed by: Peter Collinson

Starring: Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Maureen Lipman, Adrienne Posta

TV Series

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The Unloved

The Unloved

Directed by: Samantha Morton

Hafenkrankenhaus

Hafenkrankenhaus

Starring: Anneli Granget, Wolfgang Arps, Christa Siems, Helmut Oeser

Zirkus meines Lebens

Zirkus meines Lebens

Starring: Luise Ullrich, Benno Sterzenbach, Susanne Beck, Mathias Grimm

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Starring: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell

Country: United States of America

The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

Starring: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden

Country: United States of America

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1968 is your birthday you're 52 years, 8 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 days.
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Books

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Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester

Gipsy Moth Circles The World

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Coward-McCann, 1968, Very good., Blue cloth. Text clean. Jacket edges worn. Book Club edition. [Sailing, Gipsy Moth IV, Travel] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling

The President'S Plane Is Missing

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A crisis unlike any other… Like his many of his forbearers, President Jeremy Haines is weighed down by the solemn duties of his post.The threat of both the Soviet Union and China is a precarious situation and one mistake could …

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

The Tower Of Babel by Morris West

The Tower Of Babel

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In the complex world of Middle Eastern politics not everyone is what he seems. In the cause of freedom no cost is considered too high.

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 March 17, 1968?

On March 17, 1968 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is March 17, 1968?

On March 17, 1968 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 17, 1968?

On March 17, 1968 the US President was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 17, 1968?

On March 17, 1968 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on March 17, 1968?

On March 17, 1968 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 17, 1968?

On March 17, 1968 several famous people were born including, Maxence Fermine, Judy Mosley, Mathew Patrick.

What was the number one song in March 17, 1968?

The number one song in the week of March 17, 1968 was (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding in US and Cinderella Rockefella by Esther & Abi Ofarim in UK.

What were the top hits on March 17, 1968?

The top hits on March 17, 1968 were (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding, (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls by Dionne Warwick, Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra in US and Cinderella Rockefella by Esther & Abi Ofarim, Legend Of Xanadu by Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich, Delilah by Tom Jones in UK.


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