• U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
• Police battled protesters at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
• We saw the first live broadcast from the moon as Apollo 8 circled above.
• North Korea grabbed one of our warships.
• Apollo 8 Astronauts (William Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell) were on the cover of Time Magazine.
• Gas was 25 cents a gallon.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIE: “2001 Space Odyssey” “Planet of the Apes” & “The Graduate”
• T.V.: “Laugh-In”, “Bonanza” and “Gomer Pyle”
• “Led Zeppelin would play live for the first time at Surrey University in England.
• Cream played for the last time at Royal Albert hall.
• Allen K Breed invents an air bag that deploys and inflates automatically on violent impact using nitrogen gas.
• The first Big Mac goes on sale in McDonalds costing 49 cents.
• Reverend Martin Luther King was assassinated by James Earl Ray.
• Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.
• Frankie Lymon, Ex-Teenagers singer, is found dead from a heroin overdose in Harlem.
• written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney
• It evolved from "Hey Jules", a song widely accepted as being written to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian, during his parents' divorce.
• It was nominated for the Grammy Awards of 1969 in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal categories, but failed to win any of them.
• In 2004 and later in 2010, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song at #8 on "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time," making it the highest ranked Beatles song on the list. Also in 2010, Rolling Stone ranked the song at #7 on the Beatles' 100 Greatest Songs.
• This song was released in August 1968 as the first single from the Beatles' record label Apple Records.
• It spent 9 weeks in the top spot…
• Here are the Beatles with Hey Jude your # 1 @ 1 from September 1968.