Sunday 22 December 1968
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lauralee Bell and Dina Meyer.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits.
The Love Bug, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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 Happening for Lulu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Lauralee Bell: American actress, the daughter of TV producer Bill Bell who created and produced "The Young and the Restless" with his wife.
- Dina Meyer: American actress.
- Svetlana Kapanina
- Lauralee "Bug" Bell in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actress (Cricket - The Young and the Restless).
- Emre Aracı: Turkish composer conductor and historian.
- Luis Hernández: Mexican footballer.
- Louise Granville: Entertainer, dies of influenza at 73.
- Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Love Child
- Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
- Dion - Abraham, Martin And John
- Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
- Classics IV - Stormy
- Johnnie Taylor - Who's Making Love
- Judy Collins - Both Sides Now
- Bobby Vinton - I Love How You Love Me
- Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
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