Wednesday November 20, 1968

US date format: 11/20/1968, UK date format: 20/11/1968

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 20, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Tarango and Lawrence Makoare. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. In UK The Good, The Bad And The Ugly by Hugo Montenegro was in the top 5 hits. Mandabi, directed by Ousmane Sembene, 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 Hilfe, wir bauen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Directed by: Ousmane Sembene

Starring: Makhouredia Gueye, Ynousse N'Diaye, Isseu Niang, Serigne N'Diayes


Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton, Vera Miles

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Michael Sarne

Starring: Geneviève Waïte, Christian Doermer, Calvin Lockhart, Donald Sutherland

The Shoes of the Fisherman

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, David Janssen

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 20, 1968?


  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
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  • The Farmington Mine Disaster in Farmington, West Virginia, kills seventy-eight men.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Hilfe, wir bauen

Sein Traum vom Grand Prix

Fantastic Voyage

Directed by: Richard Fleischer


Nivel de vida

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


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.

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.

The Rich And The Super-Rich

By: Ferdinand Lundberg

Thirty years ago, a bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans.

The Hurricane Years

By: Cameron Hawley

The Hurricane Years, 1968 1st Edition, by Cameron Hawley. Hardcover with dust jacket, 567 pages, published by Little, Brown & Company.

On Reflection

By: Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody

In addressing her grandchildren in the foreword to this autobiography, Helen Hayes writes: 'It is no longer fashionable to have faith; but your grandmother has never been famous for her chic.'


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game

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