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Saturday 6 December 1969

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Torri Higginson and Elmore Spencer. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam. In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A World Apart. 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 months ?

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York

Country: United States

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Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Country: United States

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Out of It

Directed by: Paul Williams

Starring: Barry Gordon, Jon Voight, Lada Edmund Jr.

Country: United States

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Change of Habit

Directed by: William Graham

Starring: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Bogart

Starring: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

A World Apart

Starring: William Prince, Susan Sarandon, Susan Sullivan, Nicolas Surovy

Country: United States


Starring: Peter Garden, Margit Nünke, Serge und Guy, Käthe Haack

Urmel aus dem Eis

Starring: Ernst Ammann

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Sesame Street

Written by: Joan Ganz Cooney

Starring: Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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London aktuell

Starring: Margret Dünser, Pan's People

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 December 1969 ?

  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Torri Higginson: Canadian actress.
  • Elmore Spencer: NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers).
  • Christophe Agnolutto: French road bicycle racer, who won stage seven of the 2000 Tour de France, taken in an early breakaway.
  • Mark Gardener: English songwriter and rock musician, a singer and guitarist with the British rock band Ride, 1988–1996; 2001; 2014–present.
  • Greg Knox: CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders).
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  • Buck White closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones's concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.

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Sport Games on 6 December 1969

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - San Francisco 49ers : 21 - 42
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1969?

Life magazine


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

The Kingdom And The Power

By: Gay Talese

The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers.

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Present At The Creation

By: Dean Acheson

With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.

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The Collapse Of The Third Republic

By: William L. Shirer

On June 17, 1940 William L. Shirer stood in the streets of Paris and watched the unending flow of gray German uniforms along its boulevards.

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In This House Of Brede

By: Rumer Godden

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

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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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