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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Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Giovanni Agnelli -- Jan. 17, 1969
TIME Magazine Cover: Giovanni Agnelli -- Jan. 17, 1969

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.8110
Sports Illustrated: no.8110

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover
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Books

Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth

Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth

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Books

The Godfather - Mario Puzo

The Godfather - Mario Puzo

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Books

The Love Machine - Jacqueline Susann

The Love Machine - Jacqueline Susann

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Books

The Inheritors - Harold Robbins

The Inheritors - Harold Robbins

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Old Journal Ads

Ford Econoline Van  Outsells Other Vans (1969)Ford Econoline Van Outsells Other Vans (1969)
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Old Journal Ads

Lauffer Flatware Wallance Design (1969)Lauffer Flatware Wallance Design (1969)
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Old Journal Ads

Spain Travel Bullfight Matador (1969)Spain Travel Bullfight Matador (1969)
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