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Friday 18 October 1968

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Stich and Lisa Chappell. 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 Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr 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 or Hamurabi.
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Movies

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

Ice Station Zebra

Directed by: John Sturges

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

Country: United States

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Live a Little, Love a Little

Directed by: Norman Taurog

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

Country: United States

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Bullitt

Directed by: Peter Yates

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

Country: United States

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The Boston Strangler

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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

Country: United States

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The Subject Was Roses

Directed by: Ulu Grosbard

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

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TV Series

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

Sein Traum vom Grand Prix

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Fantastic Voyage

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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Knock Three Times

Directed by: Not specifed

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Best of Enemies

Directed by: Morgan Neville

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Dad's Army

Directed by: Oliver Parker

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 October 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lee Tracy: Actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70.
Facts:
  • Lee Evans sets world record of 43.8 seconds in 400 metre dash.
  • Circus Circus hotel/casino opens on Las Vegas Boulevard, Nevada.
  • The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a ''black power'' salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

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Books

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

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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The Case Against Congress

By: Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson

The decorative dustjacket adds much to this vintage hardcover. The jacket shows wear along the edges from shelving. Book is like new inside, free of markings, bright and clean.

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

By: Tom Wolfe

"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.

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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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