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Wednesday 17 January 1968

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer and Svetlana Masterkova. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred & His Playboy Band. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, 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 The World of Beachcomber. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The World of Beachcomber

Starring: Spike Milligan, Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Julian Orchard

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Zimmer 13

Starring: Fritz Schulz, Robert Tessen, Frithjof Vierock, Gisela Hahn

Scene

Starring: Jenny Jay, Nick Ross, James Morrison, Lyndon Davies

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Der Staudamm

Starring: Harald Baerow, Gustl Bayrhammer, Wolfgang Condrus, Wilhelm Zeno Diemer

Los supergenios de la mesa cuadrada

Starring: Rubén Aguirre, María Antonieta de las Nieves, Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Ramón Valdés

Country: Mexico

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

Country: United States

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The Ambushers

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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The Graduate

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

Country: United States

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Doctor Dolittle

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley

Country: United States

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In Cold Blood

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Julis Deutsch: Austria politician / General of the Spanish Republican Army, dies at 83.
Facts:
  • Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
  • Lyndon B. Johnson calls for the non-conversion of the U.S. dollar.
  • Vietnam War ndash Battle of Khe Sanh: One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins, ending on April 8.
  • A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging four nuclear bombs.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8058
  • Life: Faye Dunaway
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Samuel B. Gould -- Jan. 12, 1968

Books

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

The President'S Plane Is Missing

By: Robert J. Serling

President's Plane Is Missing

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Report From Iron Mountain

By: Leonard C. Lewin

This satire from the 1960s makes a convincing claim to be a government document on the destructive effects of the post-Cold War peace on American society and economy and illustrates the

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A Night Of Watching

By: Elliott Arnold

Designed for Key Stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum and published jointly by BBC and Longman, "Etoiles" offers a range of multimedia resources which aim to encourage learning by capturing the interest of the students.

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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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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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