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Sunday 20 October 1968

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Raymond Biggs and Donna Morrissey. 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. The Boston Strangler, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Tyrant King. 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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Movies

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

The Boston Strangler

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy

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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Barbarella

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg

Country: United States

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Finian's Rainbow

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele

Country: United States

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Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery

Country: United States

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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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Pohádky z mechu a kapradí

Starring: Jirina Bohdalová

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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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Frost on Sunday

Starring: David Frost

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Goodbye Again

Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Rodney Bewes, John Wells

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Raymond Biggs: CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders).
  • Donna Morrissey: American spokeswoman for Cardinal Law, she became familiar to many as she fielded inquiries and allegations during the sexual abuse scandals that rocked the Archdiocese of Boston, MA.
  • Susan Tully: English actress director and producer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Her 1st Roman opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
  • Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
  • Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

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Books

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

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.

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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 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.

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The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet

By: Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker

The Stillman diet became the rage back in the 1960's and 1970's. Why? Because it works! Unless you’ve always been slim, chances are you’ve heard of the famous “ONE Pound

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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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