Thursday 29 February 1968
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bryce Paup NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers and Cary Conklin.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.
In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
Five Million Years to Earth, directed by Roy Ward Baker, 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 Dick Cavett Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
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Which were the important events of 29 February 1968 ?
- Bryce Paup NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers: Buffalo Bills).
- Cary Conklin: NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers).
- Chucky Brown NBA forward (Houston Rockets: Atlanta Hawks).
- Chucky Brown: American basketball player: played positon of Forward for the Milwaukee Bucks and for nine other National Basketball Association teams in ten years.
- Dana Schweiger: Former model and entrepreneur, co-founder of the clothing and cosmetics company Bellybutton.
- Frank Woodley: Comedian
- 1st pulsar announced (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
- US end regular flights with nuclear bombs
- US ends regular flights with nuclear bombs.
- National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission) reports against racism and demands aid given to blacks.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1968 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra - Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)
- Dionne Warwick - (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
- Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
- The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
- 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says
- Classics IV - Spooky
- First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
- Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite
- The Fireballs - Bottle Of Wine
- The Association - Everything That Touches You
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