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Thursday 23 May 1968

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tiffany Rochelle-Anderson in Laguna Beach and Daryl Hobbs. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anker auf und Leinen los!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi or Hamurabi.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Devil's Brigade

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards

Country: United States

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The Swimmer

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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The Odd Couple

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler

Country: United States

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War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Savelyeva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk

Country: United States

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Yours, Mine and Ours

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Anker auf und Leinen los!

Starring: Christa Siems, Heinz Engelmann, Horst Beck, Karl-Heinz Kreienbaum

Les shadoks

Starring: Claude Piéplu

Country: France

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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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Maratonci

Starring: Boris Buzancic, Ivo Serdar, Relja Basic, Boris Festini

Drei Frauen im Haus

Starring: Magda Schneider, Heinz Engelmann, Christin Thorn, Werner Stock

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tiffany Rochelle-Anderson in Laguna Beach: California, USA; WPVA volleyball player (Nationals-13th-1995).
  • Daryl Hobbs: NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders).
  • Vince Ebert: German cabaret artist, comedian and author.
  • David Retik: American Communications executive, killed aboard American Airlines flight 11 that struck the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.
  • Philippe Verdier: French TV presenter (weather) and meteo manager on the national channel France 2, described as climato skeptical after having published a book "Climat(e) Investigation" in October 2015.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Merle Kendrick: orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at age 72.
  • James Burke: Actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81.
Facts:
  • Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
  • AC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam.

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Books

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

The Double Helix

By: James Watson

The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.By

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The French Chef Cookbook

By: Julia Child

The French Chef Cookbook From The French Chef, the PBS series that began it all, here are all the recipes that introduced Julia Child to an American public hungry for

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Gipsy Moth Circles The World

By: Francis Chichester

Coward-McCann, 1968, Very good., Blue cloth. Text clean. Jacket edges worn. Book Club edition. [Sailing, Gipsy Moth IV, Travel] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

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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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