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Thursday 7 August 1969

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Hollander and Paul Lambert (football). 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 Pretenders by Gladys Rockmore Davis was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 August 1969 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joseph Kosma: Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969).
  • Russ Morgan: Scranton, Pennsylvania -- Orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard).

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

Life magazine


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

The Pretenders

By: Gladys Rockmore Davis


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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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The Love Machine

By: Jacqueline Susann

A novel set in a time when steak, vodka and Benzedrine were the staples of a healthy diet. The "love machine" is Robin Stone, a TV-network titan around whom women flock.

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The Making Of The President 1968

By: Theodore H. White

“White unites a novelist's knack of dramatization and a historian's sense of significance with a synthesizing skill that grasps the reader by the lapels.”

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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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