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Sunday 17 March 1968, St. Patrick's Day

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding. In UK Cinderella Rockefella by Esther & Abi Ofarim was in the top 5 hits. Stay Away, Joe, directed by Peter Tewksbury, 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.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stay Away, Joe

Directed by: Peter Tewksbury

Starring: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell

Country: United States

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Five Million Years to Earth

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley

Country: United States

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Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter

Country: United States

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Doctor Faustus

Directed by: Richard Burton

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Andreas Teuber

Country: United States

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Dick Cavett Show

Starring: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden

Country: United States

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Starring: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell

Country: United States

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The World of Beachcomber

Starring: Spike Milligan, Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Julian Orchard

Country: United Kingdom

Scene

Starring: Jenny Jay, Nick Ross, James Morrison, Lyndon Davies

Country: United Kingdom

Dusty's Treehouse

Starring: Tom Logan, Stu Rosen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
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Facts:
  • 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations
  • Two-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and six European nations.
  • Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open.
  • A demonstration in London's Grosvenor Square against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War leads to violence 91 people are injured, 200 demonstrators arrested.

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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 new novel, A Legacy of Spies, ...

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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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