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Thursday 31 October 1968, Halloween

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eddie Taubensee and Russ McCullough. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. Head, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968 while Of Diamonds & Diplomats by Letitia Baldrige was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alles dreht sich um Michael. 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 ?

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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Schatzsucher unserer Tage

Starring: Sabine Eggerth, Wolfgang Preiss, Walter Wilz, Brian O'Shaughnessy

Movies

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

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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Live a Little, Love a Little

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter

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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Bullitt

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1968 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eddie Taubensee: Beeville, Texas -- Catcher (Cin Reds).
  • Russ McCullough: WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy).
  • Antonio Davis: American basketball player: forward/center, Pacers.
  • Ali McErlaine: Scottish rock musician with the band Texas, playing with Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone.
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Facts:
  • Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
  • President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
  • Milwaukee Bucks win their first game beating Detroit Pistons 138-118 (6th game).
  • Vietnam War October surprise: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of ''all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam'' effective November 1.
  • U.S. presidential election, 1968: Republican challenger Richard M. Nixon defeats the Democratic candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and American Independent Party candidate George C. Wallace.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8099
  • Life: Apollo 7 at takeoff
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Aristotle & Jackie Kennedy Onassis -- Oct. 25, 1968

Books

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

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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Preserve And Protect

By: Allen Drury

The United States is thrown into chaos as the President is killed in a plane crash shortly after securing his party’s nomination in a hotly contested race for re-election.

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The Hurricane Years

By: Cameron Hawley

The Hurricane Years, 1968 1st Edition, by Cameron Hawley. Hardcover with dust jacket, 567 pages, published by Little, Brown & Company.

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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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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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