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Saturday 4 May 1968

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julian Barratt and Kevin Todd in Winnipeg. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anker auf und Leinen los!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Anker auf und Leinen los!

Starring: Christa Siems, Heinz Engelmann, Horst Beck, Karl-Heinz Kreienbaum

Les shadoks

Starring: Claude Piéplu

Country: France

Marty

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Maratonci

Starring: Boris Buzancic, Ivo Serdar, Relja Basic, Boris Festini

Drei Frauen im Haus

Starring: Magda Schneider, Heinz Engelmann, Christin Thorn, Werner Stock

Movies

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

The Odd Couple

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler

Country: United States

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War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Savelyeva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk

Country: United States

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Yours, Mine and Ours

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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The Young Girls of Rochefort

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Franoise Dorlac

Country: United States

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Hour of the Wolf

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 May 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
  • People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st ABA championship: Pittsburgh Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
  • 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 2:02.5.
  • Robert Wallace, assistant secretary of the US Treasury, announces to the Metropolitan New York Numismatic Convention in New York City "The possibility of ever permitting them [silver coin hoarders and smelters] to reap windfall profits of millions of dollars at the expense of taxpayers will, to say the least, not be very popular".

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Assassin James Earl Ray in third grade
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hubert H. Humphrey -- May 3, 1968
  • Esquire

Books

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

The Tower Of Babel

By: Morris West

In the complex world of Middle Eastern politics not everyone is what he seems. In the cause of freedom no cost is considered too high.

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A Mass For The Dead

By: William Gibson

ATHENEUM PUBLISHERS, 1968

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The Triumph

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

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Gipsy Moth Circles The World

By: Francis Chichester

Coward-McCann, 1968, Very good., Blue cloth. Text clean. Jacket edges worn. Book Club edition. [Sailing, Gipsy Moth IV, Travel] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

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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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