It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • Pierrot le FouPierrot le Fou
    directed by Jean-Luc Godard
    starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani
  • The Wrecking CrewThe Wrecking Crew
    directed by Phil Karlson
    starring: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate
  • The Love BugThe Love Bug
    directed by Robert Stevenson
    starring: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson
  • The Night They Raided Minsky'sThe Night They Raided Minsky's
    directed by William Friedkin
    starring: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Tuesday, 21 January 1969 ?


Holidays
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day

Facts
  • 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at MontrTal, Quebec, Canada.

Famous People born
Matt Willig: NFL tackle / guard (Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets)
Ted Long: CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
Ashley Sheppard;: NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars).
Rusty Greer in Fort Rucker: Alabama, USA; outfielder (Texas Rangers).
Karina Lombard: American actress
Eduard Hamalainen: Finnish-Belarusian decathlete
Tsubaki Nekoi: Japanese manga artist
M. K. Hobson: American speculative fiction and fantasy writer

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Cards and funny ecards to celebrate special dates

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Magazine Covers

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

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Books

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

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Portnoy's Complaint

by Philip Roth


Portnoy's Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature.

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather

by Mario Puzo


When Mario Puzo's blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was first published in 1969, critics hailed it as one of the greatest novels of our time, and "big, turbulent, highly entertaining."

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann

The Love Machine

by Jacqueline Susann


A novel set in a time when steak, vodka and Benzedrine were the staples of a healthy diet. The "love machine" is Robin Stone, a TV-network titan around whom women flock.

The Inheritors by Harold Robbins

The Inheritors

by Harold Robbins


In 1969, Harold Robbins began his "trilogy of greed" with The Inheritors, a tell-all novel about the entertainment industry. Spanning the years 1955 to 1965, and based on the lives of actual network executives and movie moguls, the novel exposes the sex, power, and politics of mass media.

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Old Journal Ads

Church People Overseas National Airways (1969)Church People Overseas National Airways (1969)
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Old Journal Ads

Aetna Insurance  Ask the Other Guy (1969)Aetna Insurance Ask the Other Guy (1969)
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Old Journal Ads

Emba Mink Fur Coats 2 Pretty Woman (1969)Emba Mink Fur Coats 2 Pretty Woman (1969)
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