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Saturday 20 January 1968

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nick Anderson and Melissa Rivers. 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 Report From Iron Mountain by Leonard C. Lewin 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 20 January 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nick Anderson: American basketball player, a guard forward and first round draft pick out of Illinois in 1989, he played for the Orlando Magic (1989–1999), Sacramento Kings (1999–2001), and Memphis Grizzlies (2001–2002).
  • Melissa Rivers: American actress, television host and producer.
  • Murray: Grenadian cricketer.
  • Charlie Swan: Irish jockey and trainer.
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Facts:
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hearts interior
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Zubin Mehta -- Jan. 19, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8058

Books

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

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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The Confessions of Nat Turner

By: William Styron

In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery...The

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The President'S Plane Is Missing

By: Robert J. Serling

President's Plane Is Missing

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The Gabriel Hounds

By: Mary Stewart

It's all a grand adventure when Christy Mansel unexpectedly runs into her cousin Charles in Damascus. And being young, rich, impetuous, and used to doing whatever they please, they decide to

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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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