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Friday 5 January 1968

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carl Evans and Ricky Paull Goldin. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Couples by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zimmer 13. 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 this week ?

Zimmer 13

Starring: Fritz Schulz, Robert Tessen, Frithjof Vierock, Gisela Hahn

Scene

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Der Staudamm

Starring: Harald Baerow, Gustl Bayrhammer, Wolfgang Condrus, Wilhelm Zeno Diemer

Los supergenios de la mesa cuadrada

Starring: Rubén Aguirre, María Antonieta de las Nieves, Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Ramón Valdés

Country: Mexico

Fanfreluche

Starring: Kim Yaroshevskaya

Country: Canada

Movies

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

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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The Ambushers

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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The Graduate

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

Country: United States

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Doctor Dolittle

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley

Country: United States

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In Cold Blood

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 January 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Murat: French actor who entered films in his mid-30s and played young leading men of French films between the two wars.
Facts:
  • Alexander Dubcek comes to power: ''Prague Spring'' begins in Czechoslovakia.
  • Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law.
  • Dubcek succeeds President Novotny as party leader of Czechoslovakia.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Katharine Hepburn
  • Time: Caricature of Lyndon B. Johnson as Shakespeare's King Lear
  • Esquire

Books

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

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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Anyone Can Make A Million

By: Morton Shulman

Provided encouragement down the beginnings of an entrepreneurial path . . .

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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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Where Eagles Dare

By: Alistair MacLean

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style.One

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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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