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Tuesday 15 October 1968

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Koonce and Meredith Rainey. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pohádky z mechu a kapradí. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Tyrant King

Starring: Philip Madoc, Murray Melvin, Kim Fortune, Candace Glendenning

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Morecambe & Wise Show

Starring: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Expert

Written by: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister

Starring: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Prisoner

Written by: Patrick McGoohan

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Marty

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Bullitt

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn

Country: United States

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The Boston Strangler

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Barbarella

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg

Country: United States

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Finian's Rainbow

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele

Country: United States

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Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Facts:
  • AL expansion draft, Kansas City pick Roger Nelson and Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
  • Led Zeppelin makes their first live performance, at Surrey University in England
  • In Mexico City, black American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their arms in a black power salute after winning, respectively, the gold and bronze medals in the Olympic men's 200 metres.
  • Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney Riots, provoked by the banning of Walter Rodney from the country.

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Books

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

The Hurricane Years

By: Cameron Hawley

The Hurricane Years, 1968 1st Edition, by Cameron Hawley. Hardcover with dust jacket, 567 pages, published by Little, Brown & Company.

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Red Sky At Morning

By: Richard Bradford

The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count.

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Heaven Help Us!

By: Herbert Tarr

"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...

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The Case Against Congress

By: Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson

The decorative dustjacket adds much to this vintage hardcover. The jacket shows wear along the edges from shelving. Book is like new inside, free of markings, bright and clean.

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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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