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Sunday 29 September 1968

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mika Hakkinen and Matt Goss. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. The Charge of the Light Brigade, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pohádky z mechu a kapradí. 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 Tyrant King

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Morecambe & Wise Show

Starring: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Ann Hamilton, Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud

Country: United States

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Coogan's Bluff

Directed by: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark

Country: United States

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Night of the Living Dead

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman

Country: United States

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Weekend

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Country: United States

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Charly

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 September 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • Argentina, Inventor's Day - L�szl= J=zsef Bfr='s birthday.
  • England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
  • Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
  • French Republican Calendar - Amarante (Amaranth) Day, eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mika Hakkinen: Racing driver.
  • Matt Goss: British musician, immensely popular to screaming fans in 1987.
  • Luke Goss: British musician, immensely popular to screaming fans in 1987.
  • Patrick Burns: American paranormal investigator.
  • Alex Skolnick: American guitarist (Alex Skolnick Trio Testament Savatage and Stratospheerius).
See other famous people born on 29 September
Facts:
  • Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Carl Yastrzemski .3005 average wins his 2nd straight batting crown
  • Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yard punt return average (three punts).
  • A referendum in Greece gives more power to the military junta.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Swedish fashions
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- Sep. 27, 1968
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8094

Books

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

Red Sky At Morning

By: Richard Bradford

The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count.

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The Essence Of Security

By: Robert S. McNamara

Memoir, Political Studies, American History & Studies

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The Queen'S Confession

By: Victoria Holt

The unforgettable story of Marie Antoinette, from her pampered childhood in imperial Vienna, to the luxury and splendor of her days as Queen of France, to her tragic end upon the

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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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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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