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Thursday 16 May 1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ralph Tresvant in Boston and Niccolò Fabi. 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 Tunc by Lawrence Durrell 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 16 May 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ralph Tresvant in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; singer (New Editon).
  • Niccolò Fabi: Italian singer-songwriter, who rose to national fame after competing in the Newcomers' section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1997, receiving the Mia Martini Critics' Award for his entry "Capelli".
  • Ralph Tresvant: American singer actor and producer (New Edition and Heads of State).
  • Chingmy Yau: Hong Kong actress.
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Facts:
  • Earthquake kills 47 in Japan.

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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 ?

Tunc

By: Lawrence Durrell

First edition in hardcover issued by E.P. Dutton in 1968.

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Kennedy And Johnson

By: Evelyn Lincoln

This is inside information on the relationship between President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, authored by the woman who spent 12 years as personal secretary to Mr.

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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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Gipsy Moth Circles The World

By: Francis Chichester

Coward-McCann, 1968, Very good., Blue cloth. Text clean. Jacket edges worn. Book Club edition. [Sailing, Gipsy Moth IV, Travel] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

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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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