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Wednesday 6 August 1969

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roberto Lanckohr and Elliott Smith. In that special week of August people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. More, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Frost Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The David Frost Show

Starring: David Frost

Country: United States

The Main Chance

Written by: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm

Starring: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Johnny Cash Show

Starring: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Country: United States

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Gestern gelesen

Starring: Erik Schumann, Vera Jesse

Country: Germany

The Gnomes of Dulwich

Starring: Hugh Lloyd, Terry Scott, John Clive, Leon Thau

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Spirits of the Dead

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon

Country: United States

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Easy Rider

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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Death Rides a Horse

Directed by: Giulio Petroni

Starring: Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega

Country: United States

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Carry on Camping

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey

Country: United States

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The Wild Bunch

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Theodor Adorno: German philosopher, social theorist and music critic.
Facts:
  • Baltimore Orioles pull their third triple play (5-4-3 versus Kansas City Royals).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8138
  • Life: Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick woman dies
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Edward Kennedy -- Aug. 1, 1969

Books

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

The Andromeda Strain

By: Michael Crichton

The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to

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The Pretenders

By: Gladys Rockmore Davis

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The Goodbye Look

By: Ross MacDonald

In The Goodbye Look, Lew Archer is hired to investigate a burglary at the mission-style mansion of Irene and Larry Chalmers.

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My Turn At Bat

By: Ted Williams

Now available for the first time in years, My Turn at Bat is Ted Williams' own story of his spectacular life and baseball career.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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