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Sunday 29 December 1968

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carlo H L Ponti Jr and James Mouton in Denver. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Das Sonntagskonzert. 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 this week ?

Das Sonntagskonzert

Starring: Björn Casapietra, Elfie von Kalckreuth, Karel Gott, Anna Moffo

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

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 29 December 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carlo H L Ponti Jr: Son of Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren.
  • James Mouton in Denver: Colorado, USA; outfielder (Houston Astros).
  • Darren Perry: NFL free safety (Pittsburgh Steelers).
  • Carlo Ponti: Italian noted family member and conductor who began his career in 1994 when he attended the Conductors Institute in Hartford, CT under the direction of Harold Farbermann.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game.
  • Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes.
  • Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game.

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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 ?

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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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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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 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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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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