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Wednesday 15 May 1968

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Todd Porter in Montclair and Leroy Hoard NFL running back (Cleveland Browns. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anker auf und Leinen los!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Anker auf und Leinen los!

Starring: Christa Siems, Heinz Engelmann, Horst Beck, Karl-Heinz Kreienbaum

Les shadoks

Starring: Claude Piéplu

Country: France

Marty

Starring: Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roland MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Maratonci

Starring: Boris Buzancic, Ivo Serdar, Relja Basic, Boris Festini

Drei Frauen im Haus

Starring: Magda Schneider, Heinz Engelmann, Christin Thorn, Werner Stock

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Swimmer

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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The Devil's Brigade

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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The Odd Couple

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler

Country: United States

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War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Savelyeva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk

Country: United States

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Yours, Mine and Ours

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Facts:
  • Wonderwall with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
  • 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago
  • Paul McCartney and John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host
  • A tornado strikes Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA, at 10 PM, killing 36.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1968?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8075
  • Life: Paul Newman
  • Time: Cyrus Vance, Mai Van Bo, Xuan Thuy and Averell Harriman

Books

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

The Triumph

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

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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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The Right People

By: Stephen Birmingham

Stephen Birmingham, whose wise and witty ways with the privileged and well-placed have seen him successfully through five novels, as well as "Our Crowd" - a study of New York's Jewish

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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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