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Tuesday 23 July 1968

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Beth Ehlers in Queens and Christopher "Chris" Kerber. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela. In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Expert. 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 months ?

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 Prisoner

Written by: Patrick McGoohan

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Marty

Starring: Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Roland MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Dick Cavett Show

Starring: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden

Country: United States

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Starring: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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The Thomas Crown Affair

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke

Country: United States

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Faces

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 July 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
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Facts:
  • Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt.
  • Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.
  • The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8085
  • Life: Young American nomads on Crete
  • Time: Los Angeles police chief Tom Reddin

Books

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

The Naked Ape

By: Desmond Morris

This work has become a benchmark of popular anthropology and psychology.Zoologist Desmond Morris considers humans as being simply another animal species in this classic book first published in 1967.

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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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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 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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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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