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Thursday 19 September 1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Bower and Monica Crowley. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley. In UK Hey Jude by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Charly, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching How We Used to Live. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Charly

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Funny Girl

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Country: United States

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Hang 'Em High

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Asterix le Gaulois

Directed by: Ray Goossens

Starring: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade

Country: United States

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Senso

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The Morecambe & Wise Show

Starring: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Country: United Kingdom

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Frost on Sunday

Starring: David Frost

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 September 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
  • Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jimmy Bower: American drummer and songwriter (Down Crowbar Superjoint Ritual Eyehategod Clearlight and Corrosion of Conformity).
  • Monica Crowley: American talk show host and author.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Chester F Carlson: Inventor (photocopying), dies at 62.
  • Red Foley: Blue Lick, Kentucky -- Country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington).
Facts:
  • Cornerstone laying ceremony is held for construction of the fourth Philadelphia Mint building.

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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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