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Wednesday 1 January 1969, NewYear’s Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Morris Chestnut and Christi Paul. In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Das Sonntagskonzert. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Das Sonntagskonzert

Starring: Björn Casapietra, Elfie von Kalckreuth, Karel Gott, Anna Moffo

Der alte Richter

Starring: Paul Hörbiger, Herbert Probst, Gusti Wolf, Gustav Dieffenbacher

Country: Austria

Mystery of the Conundrum

Starring: Jirí Lukes, Tomás Hádl, Martin Kapoun, Roman Skamene

Demonstrations in Physics

Starring: Julius Sumner Miller

Country: Australia

Deutschland, deine Schwaben

Starring: Willy Reichert

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

The Day Kennedy Was Shot

By: Jim Bishop

A minute-by-minute narrative account of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The Day Kennedy Was Shot captures the action, mystery, and drama that unfolded on November 22, 1963. Author

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The Arms Of Krupp

By: William Manchester

The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the

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The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

Helen MacInnes writes stories that have heart-pounding action. The details of characterization, theme, and mood are amazingly realistic. - From review.

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Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women

By: Marjorie Craig

Like New Hardcover book that looks as if it was never used. No dustcover on it, but hardboards and pages are in perfect condition.

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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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