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Friday 23 August 1968

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Dean DiMarco and Cortez Kennedy. 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 Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg 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 23 August 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
  • Yanks and Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Security chiefs at Chicago convention
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. Col. Ojukwu -- Aug. 23, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8089

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 Confessions of Nat Turner

By: William Styron

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

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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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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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