Monday August 12, 1968

US date format: 8/12/1968, UK date format: 12/8/1968

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Kumiko Takeda and Thorsten Boer. In that special week of August people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. How Sweet It Is!, directed by Jerry Paris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Best of Enemies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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How Sweet It Is!

How Sweet It Is!

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Starring: James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Maurice Ronet, Terry-Thomas

Stolen Kisses

Stolen Kisses

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

With Six You Get Eggroll

With Six You Get Eggroll

Directed by: Howard Morris

Starring: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos

Mr. Freedom

Mr. Freedom

Directed by: William Klein

Starring: John Abbey, Delphine Seyrig, Donald Pleasence, Jean-Claude Drouot

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Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Directed by: Morgan Neville

Dad's Army

Dad's Army

Directed by: Oliver Parker

A Muralha

A Muralha

Directed by: Carlos Araujo

Showtime

Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Directed by: Scott McGehee

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1968 is your birthday you're 51 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning

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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

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

The Naked Ape

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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.

Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent And Child

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

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner

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In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery...The

Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr

Heaven Help Us!

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"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...

Videogames

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Hamurabi

Hamurabi

Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game


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