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Thursday 19 December 1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Devine in Portland and Antonio Rossi. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. The Love Bug, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pauls Party. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Pauls Party

Starring: Paul Kuhn, Die Cornels, Die Sunnies

TV Bukvar

Starring: Mira Stupica, Branko Plesa, Olivera Markovic, Severin Bijelic

Das Ferienschiff

Starring: Eleonore Schroth

Klart spår till Tomteboda

Written by: Karl-Aage Schwartzkopf

Starring: Inga Gill, Arne Källerud, Hans Lindgren

Alles dreht sich um Michael

Starring: Michael Nowka, Brigitte Horn, Reinhold Brandes, Hilde Hessmann

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Love Bug

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson

Country: United States

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The Night They Raided Minsky's

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom

Country: United States

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries

Country: United States

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Hell in the Pacific

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshir Mifune

Country: United States

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Greetings

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 19 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Norman Thomas: founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at age 84.
Facts:
  • WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, Georgia (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8106
  • Life: Baltimore Colts football
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Yasser Arafat -- Dec. 13, 1968

Books

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

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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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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A Small Town in Germany

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, ...

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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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