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Friday 13 October 1967

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kate Walsh and Javier Sotomayor. In that special week of October people in US were listening to The Letter by The Box Tops. In UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967 while Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Vater und sein Sohn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Directed by: Hiroshi Inagaki

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Mariko Okada, Koji Tsuruta

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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Directed by: Arthur H. Nadel

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins

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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Reflections in a Golden Eye

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Der Vater und sein Sohn

Starring: Thomas Margulies, Hartmut Reck

Urutora sebun

Starring: Shôji Nakayama, Kôji Moritsugu, Yuriko Hishimi, Sandayû Dokumamushi

Country: Japan

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Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Erich Schellow, Paul Edwin Roth, Manja Kafka, Hans Schellbach

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Le chevalier Tempête

Starring: Robert Etcheverry, Jacques Balutin, Geneviève Casile, Giani Esposito

Country: France

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Starring: John Thaw, James Bolam, Michael Goodliffe, Thelma Whiteley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1967 ?

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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  • CBS radio cancels House Party
  • The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, California.

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

Night Falls On The City

By: Sarah Gainham

Vienna in 1938 is a place of high culture, gilded opera houses and intellectual salons. Beautiful actress Julia Homburg and her politician husband Franz Wedeker embody all the enlightened brilliance of their native city

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Anyone Can Make A Million

By: Morton Shulman

Provided encouragement down the beginnings of an entrepreneurial path . . .

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The Eighth Day

By: Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder’s renowned 1967 National Book Award–winning novel features a foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder’s unpublished letters, handwritten annotations in the margins of the book, and other ...

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The New Industrial State

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

With searing wit and incisive commentary, John Kenneth Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in The New Industrial State, one of his landmark works. The United States is no longer a free-enterprise society, Galbraith argues, but a structured state controlled ...

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