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1968

The Prague Spring
In January 1968, Alexander Dubček became the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.
In April, Dubček's Party promised the acknowledgment of individual liberties, the introduction of political and economic reforms, limiting the power of the secret police and the abolishment of censorship
When censorship was abolished in June, anti-soviet articles began to appear in the press.
The Soviet Union responded by sending "friendly help", consisting of 200,000 troops with 2,000 tanks from the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary, into Czechoslakia. Dubček and other erformers were arrested and taken to Russia.
Dubček was forced to resign as First Secretary and his reforms were "normalized".


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Australian Radio in 1968

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(Australian) Bandstand 1957-72    
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The Avengers 1961-69 cast
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Peyton Place 1964-68    
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Daniel Boone 1964-69    
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Bewitched 1964-71 cast  
Till Death Us Do Part 1964-74 cast  
Homicide 1964-76 cast  
I Dream of Jeannie 1965-70 cast  
Hogan's Heroes 1965-71 cast
Get Smart 1965-79 cast
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Star Trek 1966-69 cast
Mission Impossible 1966-73 cast
Hunter 1967-69    
Mannix 1967-75    
Bellbird 1967-77    
This Day Tonight
became The 7.30 Report then 7.30
1967-current    
Riptide 1968    
Land of the Giants 1968-70    
Mod Squad 1968-73 cast  
Dad's Army 1968-77 cast  
It's Academic 1968-78    
Hawaii Five-O 1968-80 cast
(US) 60 Minutes
Australian version from 1979
1968-current    


Movies in 1968

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Bullitt directed by Peter Yates Steve McQueen
Robert Vaughan
Jacqueline Bisset
Robert Duvall
Best Editing
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang directed by Ken Hughes Dick van Dyke
Saly Ann Homes
Lionel Jeffries
Gert Frobe
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Funny Girl directed by William Wyler Barbra Striesand
Omar Sharif
Kay Medford
Anne Francis
Best Actress
 
The Lion in Winter directed by Anthony Harvey Peter O'Toole
Katherine Hepburn
Anthony Hopkins
Timothy Dalton
Best Actress
Best Screeenplay
Best Original Score
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The Odd Couple directed by Gene Saks Jack Lemmon
Walter Mathau
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Oliver! directed by Carol Reed Ron Moody
Oliver Reed
Shani Wallis
Mark Lester
Best Picture
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Best Art Direction
Best Sound
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Planet of the Apes directed by Franklin J Schaffner Charlton Heston
Roddy McDowall
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Romeo & Juliet directed by Franco Zeffirelli Leonard Whiting
Olivia Hussey
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
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Rosemary's Baby directed by Roman Polanski Mia Farrow
John Cassavetes
Ruth Gordon
Best Supporting Actress
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The Thomas Crown Affair directed by Norman Jewison Steve McQueen
Faye Dunaway
Best Song (The Windmills of Your Mind)
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2001: A Space Odyssey directed by Stanley Kubrick Keir Dullea
Gary Lockwood
Best Visual Effects
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Yellow Submarine directed by George Dunning John Clive
Geoffrey Hughes
The Beatles
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Books of 1968

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Airport Arthur Hailey Click here to purchase
Couples John Updike Click here to purchase
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe Click here to purchase
The First Circle Alexander Solzenhitsyn Click here to purchase
King, Queen, Knave Vladimir Nabokov Click here to purchase
Myra Breckenridge Gore Vidal Click here to purchase
A Small Town in Germany John le Carre Click here to purchase
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge Carlos Casteneda Click here to purchase
Three Cheers for the Paraclete Thomas Keneally Click here to purchase
The Tower of Babel Morris West Click here to purchase



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