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Saturday 21 September 1968

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Trugoy and Ricki Lake. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley. In UK Hey Jude by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Weekend, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Case Against Congress by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching How We Used to Live. 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 ?

How We Used to Live

Starring: Redvers Kyle, Diana Davies, James Tomlinson, John Keyworth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

That's Life

Starring: Robert Morse, E.J. Peaker

Country: United States

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, Jim Backus, Bea Benaderet, Julie Bennett

Country: United States

Der Mann, der keinen Mord beging

Starring: Karl Michael Vogler, Werner Abrolat, Grit Boettcher, Kerstin De Ahna

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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Movies

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

Weekend

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Country: United States

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Charly

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Funny Girl

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Country: United States

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Hang 'Em High

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Asterix le Gaulois

Directed by: Ray Goossens

Starring: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 September 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
  • International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
  • In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
  • Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Trugoy: Rocker (De La Soul).
  • Ricki Lake: American actress and TV talk show host.
  • Juan Salfate: Film critic, publicist, promoter of conspiracy theories and pseudo-science in general and Chilean presenter of television.
  • David Jolicoeur: American rapper and producer (De La Soul).
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Facts:
  • The Soviet's Zond 5 unmanned lunar flyby mission returns to earth, with its first of a kind biological payload intact.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Arthur Ashe tennis
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Spiro Agnew -- Sep. 20, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8093

Books

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

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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Testimony of Two Men

By: Taylor Caldwell

An embattled young doctor, an angry and divided Pennsylvania town, a turn-of-the-century national scandal--out of these turbulent elements Taylor Caldwell crafted a major novel, a massively detailed chronicle of love, death, redemption, and the rise of modern medicine.

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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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The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

Helen MacInnes writes stories that have heart-pounding action. The details of characterization, theme, and mood are amazingly realistic. - From review.

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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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