Wednesday 24 January 1968
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mary Lou Retton in Fairmont and Scott Mercier in Harbor City.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred & His Playboy Band.
In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968
while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The World of Beachcomber.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
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Which were the important events of 24 January 1968 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Mary Lou Retton in Fairmont: West Virginia, USA; gymnast (Olympics-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1984).
- Scott Mercier in Harbor City: California, USA; cyclist (Olympics-1996).
- Ross Powell US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds: Houston Astros).
- Crazy B: French DJ and composer.
- Mary Retton: Gymnast.
- Robert Chote: English economist and journalist
- Michael Kiske: German singer-songwriter (Helloween Unisonic Place Vendome and Kiske/Somerville)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
- Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
- The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
- The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
- Classics IV - Spooky
- The Monkees - Daydream Believer
- Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Marvin Gaye - If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
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