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Saturday 1 February 1969

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Krause and Ange Barde. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells. 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 The Bogey Man by George Plimpton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Riptide. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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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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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Ty Hardin

Country: Australia

Der rasende Lokalreporter

Written by: Klaus Peter Schreiner

Directed by: Truck Branss

Starring: Walter Giller, Balduin Baas, Marianne Koch, Robert Meyn

Salto mortale

Starring: Gustav Knuth, Gitty Djamal, Horst Janson, Andreas Blum

Ida Rogalski

Starring: Inge Meysel, Jochen Schmidt, Andreas Mannkopff, Rolf Schimpf

Country: Switzerland

Alle Hunde lieben Theobald

Starring: Carl-Heinz Schroth, Erica Schramm

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1969 ?

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
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  • Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
  • WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn.

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

The Bogey Man

By: George Plimpton

The Bogey Man is Plimpton's account of what happened to him in his month on the professional golf circuit.

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Force 10 From Navarone

By: Alistair MacLean

The thrilling sequel to Alistair MacLean’s masterpiece of World War II adventure, The Guns of Navarone. Now reissued in a new cover style.The

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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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Testimony of Two Men

By: Taylor Caldwell

An embattled young doctor, an angry and divided Pennsylvania town, a turn-of-the-century national scandal--out of these turbulent elements Taylor Caldwell crafted a major novel, a massively detailed chronicle of love, death, redemption, and the rise of modern medicine.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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