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Thursday 2 January 1969

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christy Turlington and Patrick Huard. 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 Senator by Drew Pearson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Narren nach Noten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

Narren nach Noten

Directed by: Günther Meyer-Goldenstädt

Starring: Wolfgang Ohm, 3 Maledos, Philipp Bangert, Karl Berbuer

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1969 ?

  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Fig Leaves Are Falling opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Soviet Sport calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy

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

The Senator

By: Drew Pearson

This story centers on the career of Senator Benjamin Hannaford, richest man in the Senate, whose quest for power illuminates the strategies and maneuvers, the privileges and prerogatives of the 100

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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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The Rich And The Super-Rich

By: Ferdinand Lundberg

Thirty years ago, a bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans.

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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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