Friday 18 October 1968
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Stich and Lisa Chappell.
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.
Ice Station Zebra, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury 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 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Michael Stich: German tennis champ, winning at Wimbledon in 1991 the Men's Singles championship.
- Lisa Chappell: New Zealand actress and singer.
- Denisa Szabova: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia -- Tennis star (1987 Futures-GER).
- Narendra Hirwani: Indian cricketer.
- Stuart Law: Australian cricketer and coach.
- Lee Tracy: Actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70.
- Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 metre dash.
- Circus Circus hotel/casino opens on Las Vegas Boulevard, Nevada.
- The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a ''black power'' salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.
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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