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Sunday 8 September 1968

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roberto Di Donna and Wolfram Klein. In that special week of September people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. In UK Hey Jude by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. while The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour. 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 ?

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, Jim Backus, Bea Benaderet, Julie Bennett

Country: United States

Der Mann, der keinen Mord beging

Starring: Karl Michael Vogler, Werner Abrolat, Grit Boettcher, Kerstin De Ahna

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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Frost on Sunday

Starring: David Frost

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Goodbye Again

Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Rodney Bewes, John Wells

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 September 1968 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Roberto Di Donna: Italian rifle champion, winning a Gold Medal in the Air Pistol event at the Atlanta Olympics on 7/20/1996, a Bronze Medal in "free" pistol at 50 m. on 7/23/1996.
  • Wolfram Klein: German footballer.
  • Ray Wilson: Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Genesis and Stiltskin).
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Facts:
  • Funny Girl with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
  • Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
  • The Beatles perform their last live TV performance on the David Frost show. They perform their new hit ''Hey Jude''.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hubert H Humphrey and Edmund Muskie
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hubert H. Humphrey, Edmund Muskie -- Sep. 6, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8091

Books

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

The Rich And The Super-Rich

By: Ferdinand Lundberg

Thirty years ago, a bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans.

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Vanished

By: Fletcher Knebel

The Greer case hit the front pages of the national press and stayed there, as rumors, speculations, accusations, and bizarre plots were paraded before a puzzled public.

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Heaven Help Us!

By: Herbert Tarr

"This very funny book should allay certain anxieties among curious gentiles who wonder uneasily what really goes on inside the fancy synagogue on 13th Avenue...

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Red Sky At Morning

By: Richard Bradford

The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count.

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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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