Wednesday April 17, 1968

US date format: 4/17/1968, UK date format: 17/4/1968

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 17, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jim Bilba and Adam McKay. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Vengeance, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dream House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Starring: Richard Harrison, Claudio Camaso, Werner Pochath, Paolo Gozlino


Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Piero Vivarelli

Starring: Magda Konopka, Julio Peña, Umberto Raho, Luigi Montini

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

Country: United States of America

The Story of a Three-Day Pass

Directed by: Melvin Van Peebles

Starring: Harry Baird, Pierre Doris, Christian Marin, Nicole Berger


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 17, 1968?


  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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  • Fade Out-Fade In closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances

    Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Seddon: American astronaut who became a trainee...

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

The Unloved

Directed by: Samantha Morton


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


Whatever Next?

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

The President'S Plane Is Missing

By: Robert J. Serling

A crisis unlike any other… Like his many of his forbearers, President Jeremy Haines is weighed down by the solemn duties of his post.The threat of both the Soviet Union and China is a precarious situation and one mistake could …

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

The Tower Of Babel

By: Morris West

In the complex world of Middle Eastern politics not everyone is what he seems. In the cause of freedom no cost is considered too high.

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.

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.


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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