Thursday August 22, 1968

US date format: 8/22/1968, UK date format: 22/8/1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 22, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Emanuela Pierantozzi and Michael Curry. In that special week of August people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Rachel, Rachel, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Right People by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Best of Enemies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
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Rachel, Rachel

Rachel, Rachel

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons

Wheel of Ashes

Wheel of Ashes

Directed by: Peter Emmanuel Goldman

Starring: Pierre Clémenti, Katinka Bo, Pierre Besançon, Richard Leblanc

Kenner

Kenner

Directed by: Steve Sekely

Starring: Jim Brown, Madlyn Rhue, Robert Coote, Ricky Cordell

How Sweet It Is!

How Sweet It Is!

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Starring: James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Maurice Ronet, Terry-Thomas

Stolen Kisses

Stolen Kisses

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels

Events

  • Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultery.

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TV Series

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Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

Directed by: Morgan Neville

Dad's Army

Dad's Army

Directed by: Oliver Parker

A Muralha

A Muralha

Directed by: Carlos Araujo

Showtime

Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

Directed by: Scott McGehee

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr

Heaven Help Us!

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"This very funny book should allay certain anxieties among curious gentiles who wonder uneasily what really goes on inside the fancy synagogue on 13th Avenue...

Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford

Red Sky At Morning

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The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count.

The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet by Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker

The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet

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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

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning

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From the City of Light to the Suit of Lights with the authors of Is Paris Burning? as they trace the rise of matador El Cordobes from anonymous, impoverished boyhood to

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner

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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

Videogames

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Hamurabi

Platform: PDP-8, Personal computer

Genre: Strategy game, Text-based game


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