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Saturday 18 January 1969

1969-01-18

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Pierrot le Fou

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Complete and Utter History of Britain

Starring: Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Wallas Eaton, Colin Gordon

Country: United Kingdom

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The Borderers

Written by: Bill Craig

Starring: Ross Campbell, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Edith MacArthur

Country: United Kingdom

Happening for Lulu

Starring: Johnny Harris

Country: United Kingdom

The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre

Starring: Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Allan Cuthbertson, John Carson

Country: United Kingdom

The Tyrant King

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

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 January 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
Famous Birthdays:
  • Raphaëlle Monod: French alpine skier (freestyle), she won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics (Calgary) and a gold medal at the 1989 world Championship in Germany.
  • Dave Bautista: American wrestler mixed martial artist and actor.
  • John Eder: American activist and politician.
  • Jim O'Rourke: American guitarist and producer (Sonic Youth Loose Fur and Gastr del Sol).
  • Larry Webster: defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hans Freyer: German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969).
Facts:
  • Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • Expanded four-party Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris, France.
  • United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
  • In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian displays the art of Winslow Homer for 6 weeks.
  • Richard Milhous Nixon succeeds Lyndon Baines Johnson as the 37th President of the United States of America. thumb|37th President Richard M. Nixon

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1969?

  • Life: Sirhan Sirhan
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Giovanni Agnelli -- Jan. 17, 1969
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8109

Books

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

The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

He demanded the immediate dispatch of two suitably trained operatives to Salzburg. Extreme measures might be necessary.In 1945, with their thousand-year empire falling around them and the Allies on their heels, the Nazis hide a sealed chest in the dark, ...

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A Small Town In Germany

By: John le Carré

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from ...

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Preserve And Protect

By: Allen Drury

Little wear to boards. Content lightly toned with foxing to endpapers and spotting to closed page ends. Pencil mark to blank page and to inside board.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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