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Thursday 17 October 1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Heather McDermid and Ziggy Marley. 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 The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pohádky z mechu a kapradí. 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 months ?

The Tyrant King

Starring: Philip Madoc, Murray Melvin, Kim Fortune, Candace Glendenning

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Morecambe & Wise Show

Starring: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Expert

Written by: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister

Starring: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Prisoner

Written by: Patrick McGoohan

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Marty

Starring: Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roland MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Ice Station Zebra

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan

Country: United States

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Live a Little, Love a Little

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter

Country: United States

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Bullitt

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn

Country: United States

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The Boston Strangler

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Barbarella

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Black American athletes make a silent protest against racism at the Olympics

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Books

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

The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

Helen MacInnes writes stories that have heart-pounding action. The details of characterization, theme, and mood are amazingly realistic. - From review.

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Preserve And Protect

By: Allen Drury

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.

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Heaven Help Us!

By: Herbert Tarr

"This very funny book should allay certain anxieties among curious gentiles who wonder uneasily what really goes on inside the fancy synagogue on 13th Avenue...

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Of Diamonds & Diplomats

By: Letitia Baldrige

The decorative dust jacket adds much to this vintage hardcover. The jacket shows wear along the edges from shelving and a little soiling.

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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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