Nathan Beford Forrest joins/forms the first iteration of the Klu Klux Klan.
Winston Groom (author) born
Bill Clinton born
Hank Williams "Lovesick Blues" released
US involvement (various forms) in Vietnam conflict.
Robert Zemeckis (director) born
Tom Hanks born
Elvis Presley "Hound Dog" released
ST#1-01. Big Mama Thorton version released Feb, 1953
Duane Eddy "Rebel Rouser" released.
First known recording of "Jesus is on the Main Line"
Not featured on soundtrack or included song trivia on FG soundtrack Wikipedia page. Unknown version plays over montage where FG prays for shrimp and becomes successful/gives Bubba's mom check, she faints.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" released
The Rooftop Singers "Walk Right In" released
Pete Seeger "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" released
EX-10. Written by Seeger in 1955, covered by many artists before Seeger's 1962 recording.
Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs "Sugar Shack" released
Tommy James and the Shondells "Hanky Panky" released
George Wallace's pro-segregation "Stand at the Schoolhouse Door"
Jackie DeShannon "What the World Needs Now is Love" released
The Four Tops "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" released
The Byrds "Turn! Turn! Turn!" released
ST#02-03. Written by P. Seeger in the late 50's, originally released in late 1962 by the Linelighters and some months later by Seeger himself on "The Bitter and the Sweet" album.
The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin'" released
Wilson Pickett "Land of 1000 Dances" released
Bob Dylan "Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35" released
Beach Boys "Sloop John B" released
The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Hey Joe" released
EX-09. Originally released by The Leaves in late 1965.
Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth" released
st#01-13. Recorded in November, 1966, the song has often been interpreted as anti-war but was inspired by the Sunset Strip curfew riots.
The Doors "Break on Through (to the Other Side)" released
The Youngbloods "Let's Get Together" released
The Doors "People Are Strange" released
The Doors "Soul Kitchen" released
Aretha Franklin "Respect" released
Scott McKenzie "San Fransisco" released
Harry Nillson "Everybody's Talkin'" released
The Doors "Hello I Love You" released
Simon and Garfunkel "Mrs. Robinson" released
The Jimi Hendrix Experience "All Along the Watchtower" released
EX-04. Original Bob Dylan version released November 22, 1968. Recorded on November 6, 1967.