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Wednesday 9 October 1968

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pete Docter and Troy Davis. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. The Boston Strangler, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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 ?

The Boston Strangler

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Barbarella

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg

Country: United States

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Finian's Rainbow

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 October 1968 ?

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Facts:
  • WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Government seizes oil fields in Peru.

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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 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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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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Of Diamonds & Diplomats

By: Letitia Baldrige

The decorative dust jacket adds much to this vintage hardcover. The jacket shows wear along the edges from shelving and a little soiling.

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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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