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Thursday 16 May 1968

US date format: 5/16/1968, UK date format: 16/5/1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Judith Henry and Ralph Tresvant. 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. Witchfinder General, directed by Michael Reeves, 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 Dream House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Witchfinder General

Directed by: Michael Reeves

Starring: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

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The Devil's Brigade

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine

Country: United States

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Black Jesus

Directed by: Valerio Zurlini

Starring: Woody Strode, Franco Citti, Jean Servais, Pier Paolo Capponi

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Therese and Isabelle

Directed by: Radley Metzger

Starring: Essy Persson, Anna Gaël, Barbara Laage, Anne Vernon

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Directed by: Silvio Narizzano

Starring: Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Karl Malden, Stathis Giallelis

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TV Series

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

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

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Lulu's Back in Town

Wild, Wild Women

Fast Draw

Les secrets de la mer rouge

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1968 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Judith Henry
  • Ralph Tresvant: American singer actor and producer (New Edition and Heads of State).
  • 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".
  • Chingmy Yau: Hong Kong actress.
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  • Earthquake kills 47 in Japan.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1968 - Geocentric view

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


By: Lawrence Durrell

A scientist discovers that his famous invention leads to a dangerous outcomeFelix Charlock’s scientific genius is unrivaled—and so is his very special invention. So special, in fact, that a shadowy and enigmatic international firm, called Merlin, recruits Felix and marries ...

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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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The Naked Ape

By: Desmond Morris

This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology.Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game

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