Wednesday October 16, 1968

US date format: 10/16/1968, UK date format: 16/10/1968

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 16, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Elsa Zylberstein and Jean-Philippe Gatien. 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. Ice Station Zebra, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sein Traum vom Grand Prix. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • China reports removal of President Li Sjao-tji
  • Czechoslovakia and Russian accord rules allies Soviet forces
  • During Olympics, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos give black power salute.
  • Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leafs penalty records (48 minutess on nine penalties in a game, and 44 minutes on seven penalties in a period).
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Movies

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Ice Station Zebra

Ice Station Zebra

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown

Country: United States of America

Live a Little, Love a Little

Live a Little, Love a Little

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee

Country: United States of America

Bullitt

Bullitt

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon

Country: United States of America

The Boston Strangler

The Boston Strangler

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin

Country: United States of America

The Subject Was Roses

The Subject Was Roses

Directed by: Ulu Grosbard

Starring: Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen, Don Saxon

TV Series

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Sein Traum vom Grand Prix

Sein Traum vom Grand Prix

Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Directed by: Morgan Neville

Dad's Army

Dad's Army

Directed by: Oliver Parker

The Jim Nabors Hour

The Jim Nabors Hour

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1968 is your birthday you're 51 years, 9 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 12 days.
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Books

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Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury

Preserve And Protect

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The United States is thrown into chaos as the President is killed in a plane crash shortly after securing his party’s nomination in a hotly contested race for re-election.

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

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"An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s.

Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford

Red Sky At Morning

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

The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg

The Rich And The Super-Rich

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Thirty years ago, a bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans.

The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley

The Hurricane Years

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

Videogames

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Hamurabi

Hamurabi

Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game


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