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Thursday 22 August 1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Henrik Holm and Paul Ereng. 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. Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet by Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frost on Sunday. 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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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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The Expert

Written by: N.J. Crisp, Gerard Glaister

Starring: Marius Goring, Ann Morrish, Victor Winding, Michael Farnsworth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Dave Allen Show

Starring: Dave Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Me Mammy

Starring: Milo O'Shea, Anna Manahan, Yootha Joyce

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

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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Senso

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog

Country: United States

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The Green Berets

Directed by: Ray Kellogg

Starring: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton

Country: United States

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The Bride Wore Black

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 August 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
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Facts:
  • 1st papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
  • Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultery.
  • Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
  • August 30 ampndash Police clash with anti-war protesters in Chicago, Illinois, outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which nominates Hubert Humphrey for U.S. President, and Edmund Muskie for Vice President.
  • John Gordon Mein, US Ambassador to Guatemala, is assassinated on the streets of Guatemala City. First US Ambassador assassinated in the line of duty.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8089
  • Life: Mr and Mrs Richard M Nixon Mr and Mrs Spiro Agnew
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon -- Aug. 16, 1968

Books

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

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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Red Sky At Morning

By: Richard Bradford

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

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Heaven Help Us!

By: Herbert Tarr

"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...

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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.

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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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