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Saturday 28 December 1968

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Darrick Brownlow and Jennifer Palmquest in Wilmot. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der alte Richter. 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 this week ?

Der alte Richter

Starring: Paul Hörbiger, Herbert Probst, Gusti Wolf, Gustav Dieffenbacher

Country: Austria

Musik mit Horst Jankowski

Starring: Horst Jankowski

Lool

Starring: Dori Ben-Ze'ev, Arik Einstein, Uri Gross, Shalom Hanoch

Country: Israel

Mazsola és Tádé

Starring: Gertrúd Havas, István Bölöni Kiss, Hédi Váradi

Country: Hungary

Mystery of the Conundrum

Starring: Jirí Lukes, Tomás Hádl, Martin Kapoun, Roman Skamene

Movies

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

The Wrecking Crew

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate

Country: United States

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The Love Bug

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson

Country: United States

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The Night They Raided Minsky's

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom

Country: United States

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Hell in the Pacific

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshir Mifune

Country: United States

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Israeli assault on Beirut Airport.
  • 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival, Florida.
  • 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Pablo Picasso double issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Johann Sebastian Bach -- Dec. 27, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8107

Books

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

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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The Bogey Man

By: George Plimpton

The Bogey Man is Plimpton's account of what happened to him in his month on the professional golf circuit.

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Testimony Of Two Men

By: Taylor Caldwell

Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them.From

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The Day Kennedy Was Shot

By: Jim Bishop

A minute-by-minute narrative account of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The Day Kennedy Was Shot captures the action, mystery, and drama that unfolded on November 22, 1963. Author

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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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