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Thursday 4 July 1968, US Independence Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Derek Loville and Loville Derek. In that special week of July people in US were listening to This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert. In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Expert. 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 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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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Senso

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog

Country: United States

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The Green Berets

Directed by: Ray Kellogg

Starring: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton

Country: United States

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The Bride Wore Black

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet

Country: United States

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The Thomas Crown Affair

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke

Country: United States

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Faces

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Derek Loville: NFL running back (SF 49ers).
  • Loville Derek: NFL running back (Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 32).
  • Mark Lenzi: Huntsville, Alabama -- Diver (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Ronni Ancona: Scottish actress and screenwriter.
  • Jack Frost: American guitarist and songwriter (Seven Witches and The Bronx Casket Co.
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Facts:
  • Yachtsman Alec Rose, 59, receives a hero's welcome as he sails into Portsmouth, England after his 354-day round-the-world trip.

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Books

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

The Naked Ape

By: Desmond Morris

This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology.Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967.

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Tell Me How Long The Train'S Been Gone

By: James Baldwin

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have

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Between Parent And Child

By: Haim G. Ginott

Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children.

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Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

From the City of Light to the Suit of Lights with the authors of Is Paris Burning? as they trace the rise of matador El Cordobes from anonymous, impoverished boyhood to

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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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