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Sunday 24 November 1968

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Hansen and Dave Jukes. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. In UK The Good, The Bad And The Ugly by Hugo Montenegro was in the top 5 hits. Hellfighters, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Klart spår till Tomteboda. 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 ?

Klart spår till Tomteboda

Written by: Karl-Aage Schwartzkopf

Starring: Inga Gill, Arne Källerud, Hans Lindgren

Alles dreht sich um Michael

Starring: Michael Nowka, Brigitte Horn, Reinhold Brandes, Hilde Hessmann

The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre

Starring: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pohádky z mechu a kapradí

Starring: Jirina Bohdalová

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The Tyrant King

Starring: Philip Madoc, Murray Melvin, Kim Fortune, Candace Glendenning

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Hellfighters

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton

Country: United States

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Yellow Submarine

Directed by: George Dunning

Starring: The Beatles, Paul Angelis, John Clive

Country: United States

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Head

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz

Country: United States

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The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins

Country: United States

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Ice Station Zebra

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 November 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Hansen: Long Beach, California -- Infielder (LA Dodgers).
  • Dave Jukes: Toronto, Ontario -- Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Kawartha Lakes).
  • Ken Johnson: Quincy, Massachusetts -- 3x40 rifle (1996 Olympics).
  • Bulent Korkmaz: Turkish footballer.
  • Carlos Blanco Vazquez: Spanish entrepreneur, Businessman and executive in the field of new technologies.
See other famous people born on 24 November
Famous Deaths:
  • da levy: Cleveland poet (Born 1942).
Facts:
  • Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • 4 men hijack Pan Am Flight 281 from JFK International Airport, New York to Havana, Cuba.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope Paul VI -- Nov. 22, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8102

Books

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

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 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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Of Diamonds & Diplomats

By: Letitia Baldrige

The decorative dust jacket adds much to this vintage hardcover. The jacket shows wear along the edges from shelving and a little soiling.

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The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

Helen MacInnes writes stories that have heart-pounding action. The details of characterization, theme, and mood are amazingly realistic. - From review.

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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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