Tuesday 23 April 1968
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Timothy McVeigh and Susan Emily Savastano in East Providence.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro.
In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits.
War and Peace, directed by Sergey Bondarchuk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Les shadoks.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Timothy McVeigh: American terrorist convicted of committing the largest act of terrorism on American soil on 19 April 1995.
- Susan Emily Savastano in East Providence: Rhode Island, USA; Miss Rhode Island-America (1991).
- Princess Aisha: bint Al Hussein of Jordan.
- Princess Zein: bint Al Hussein of Jordan.
- Ricky Groves: Soap Opera Actor.
- Aisha: Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein of Jordan.
- Zein: Princess Zein bint Al Hussein of Jordan.
- Ken McRae: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 and 10 pence)
- United Methodist Church forms.
- Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
- The Box Tops - Cry Like A Baby
- Union Gap - Young Girl
- The Beatles - Lady Madonna
- Aretha Franklin - (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
- James Brown - I Got The Feelin'
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- Sly and the Family Stone - Dance To The Music
- Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
- Georgie Fame - The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
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