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Wednesday 17 April 1968

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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. Yours, Mine and Ours, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Kennedy And Johnson by Evelyn Lincoln was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Drei Frauen im Haus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Yours, Mine and Ours

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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The Young Girls of Rochefort

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Franoise Dorlac

Country: United States

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Hour of the Wolf

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh

Country: United States

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The Party

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova

Country: United States

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Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Drei Frauen im Haus

Starring: Magda Schneider, Heinz Engelmann, Christin Thorn, Werner Stock

Chronik der Familie Nägele

Starring: Willy Reichert, Oscar Heiler

Virgin of the Secret Service

Written by: Ted Willis

Starring: Clinton Greyn, Veronica Strong, John Cater, Noel Coleman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Rainer Holbe, James Last

The Dick Cavett Show

Starring: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1968 ?

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jim Bilba: French basketball player who won the Euroleague with Limoges CSP in 1993, and the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics with the Men's National Team.
  • Adam McKay
  • Prince Maurits: of the Netherlands.
  • Frank Felber: Austrian astrologer, author of several books on this item, including asteroids and fixed stars, aspects, transits, esoterics and exoterics.
  • Maurits : Dutch royal family, the son of Princess Margriets and Prince Pieter van Vollenhoven.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Margaret Seddon: American astronaut who became a trainee in January 1978 after being selected by NASA.
  • Fade Out-Fade In closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances

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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1968?

Life magazine


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

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 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.

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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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Between Parent And Child

By: Haim G. Ginott

Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children.

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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



Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game

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