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Thursday 12 December 1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rory Kennedy and Chris Walsh. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. Where Eagles Dare, directed by Brian G. Hutton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 On TV people were watching Hilfe, wir bauen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Where Eagles Dare

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark

Country: United States

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The Killing of Sister George

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser

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The Night They Raided Minsky's

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker

Country: United States

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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham, Richard Hamilton

Country: United States

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Directed by: Christian Marquand

Starring: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Hilfe, wir bauen

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Sein Traum vom Grand Prix

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L'homme du Picardie

Pauls Party

Starring: Paul Kuhn, Die Cornels, Die Sunnies

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1968 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rory Kennedy: American noted family, the eleventh child of Ethel and Robert Kennedy, born six months after the assassination of her father.
  • Chris Walsh: NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings).
  • Ray Ethridge: wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens).
  • Tatianna in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; Spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy).
  • Kurt Schulz: safety (Buffalo Bills).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tallulah Bankhead: American actress on stage and film who was celebrated from the '20s for her electric and throaty performances, as well as a lusty life-style offstage.
  • Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game



Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game

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