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Tuesday 1 October 1968

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Greg Briggs and Matt Elliott. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pohádky z mechu a kapradí. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Tyrant King

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Morecambe & Wise Show

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Expert

Written by: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister

Starring: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Prisoner

Written by: Patrick McGoohan

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Marty

Starring: Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roland MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery

Country: United States

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud

Country: United States

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Coogan's Bluff

Directed by: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark

Country: United States

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Night of the Living Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman

Country: United States

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Weekend

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Night of the Living Dead premieres in Pittsburgh
  • The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • Horror film Night of the Living Dead premieres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Books

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

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

By: Tom Wolfe

"An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s.

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The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet

By: Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker

The Stillman diet became the rage back in the 1960's and 1970's. Why? Because it works! Unless you’ve always been slim, chances are you’ve heard of the famous “ONE Pound

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The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

Helen MacInnes writes stories that have heart-pounding action. The details of characterization, theme, and mood are amazingly realistic. - From review.

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The Queen'S Confession

By: Victoria Holt

The unforgettable story of Marie Antoinette, from her pampered childhood in imperial Vienna, to the luxury and splendor of her days as Queen of France, to her tragic end upon the

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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

Hamurabi

Hamurabi

Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game


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