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Friday 12 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 Heather Mills and Rachael Harris. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Reflections in a Golden Eye, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church by James J. Kavanaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Reflections in a Golden Eye

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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The Jungle Book

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima

Country: United States

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates

Country: United States

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Clambake

Directed by: Arthur H. Nadel

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins

Country: United States

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Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Directed by: Hiroshi Inagaki

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Mariko Okada, Koji Tsuruta

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 12 January 1968

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TV Series

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

The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

Starring: Rod Serling, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Bors

Starring: István Sztankay, Imre Antal, István Szilágyi, Károly Gyulai

Country: Hungary

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The Galloping Gourmet

Starring: Graham Kerr

Country: Canada

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Zimmer 13

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

Dusty's Treehouse

Starring: Tom Logan, Stu Rosen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Facts:
  • Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
  • Nighttime version of Hollywood Squares premieres on NBC TV

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Books

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

A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church

By: James J. Kavanaugh

#1 on the NY Times Bestseller list. Europeans titled it, "A Protest of Love," since JK wrote from the heart to save the Churches by separating mythological traditions from the historic truths they veiled.

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Nicholas And Alexandra

By: Robert K. Massie

The story of the love that ended an empireIn this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the

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Report From Iron Mountain

By: Leonard C. Lewin

This satire from the 1960s makes a convincing claim to be a government document on the destructive effects of the post-Cold War peace on American society and economy and illustrates the

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The Confessions of Nat Turner

By: William Styron

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

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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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