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Friday 13 December 1968

1968-12-13

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. Hell in the Pacific, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Hell in the Pacific

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshir Mifune

Country: United States

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries

Country: United States

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Candy

Directed by: Christian Marquand

Starring: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour

Country: United States

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Greetings

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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Oliver!

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre

Starring: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Country: United Kingdom

The Tyrant King

Starring: Philip Madoc, Murray Melvin, Kim Fortune, Candace Glendenning

Country: United Kingdom

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How We Used to Live

Starring: Redvers Kyle, Diana Davies, James Tomlinson, John Keyworth

Country: United Kingdom

That's Life

Starring: Robert Morse, E.J. Peaker

Country: United States

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, Jim Backus, Bea Benaderet, Julie Bennett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • Playland at Beach reopens
  • President Da Costa e Silva of Brazil disbands parliament, grabs power.
  • Brazilian president Artur da Costa e Silva decrees the AI-5 (or the fifth Institutional Act), which lasts until 1978 and marks the beginning of the hard times of Brazilian military dictatorship.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1968?

  • Life: Baltimore Colts football
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Yasser Arafat -- Dec. 13, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8105

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Airport

By: Arthur Haile

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Couples

By: John Updike

One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing epitaph to the short, happy life ...

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The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

He demanded the immediate dispatch of two suitably trained operatives to Salzburg. Extreme measures might be necessary.In 1945, with their thousand-year empire falling around them and the Allies on their heels, the Nazis hide a sealed chest in the dark, ...

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A Small Town in Germany

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hamurabi

Hamurabi

Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game


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