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Friday 3 January 1969

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Schumacher and Marie Darrieussecq. 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 Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg 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.
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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 3 January 1969 ?

  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
  • Feast day of St Genevieve
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Focas: Greek-born astronomer (Born 1909).
  • Howard McNear: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons).
  • Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress

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

  • Time: Apollo 8 astronauts, William A. Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell
  • Esquire
  • Playboy


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

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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On Reflection

By: Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody

In addressing her grandchildren in the foreword to this autobiography, Helen Hayes writes: 'It is no longer fashionable to have faith; but your grandmother has never been famous for her chic.'

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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