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Wednesday 8 October 1969

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julia Ann and Jeremy Davies. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. In UK Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival was in the top 5 hits. Paint Your Wagon, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mary Mungo & Midge. 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 30 days ?

Mary Mungo & Midge

Starring: Richard Baker, Isabel Ryan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Floris

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Jos Bergman, Ton Vos, Jacco van Renesse

Country: Netherlands

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Written by: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese

Starring: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Then Came Bronson

Written by: Denne Bart Petitclerc

Starring: Michael Parks

Country: United States

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My World and Welcome to It

Written by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: William Windom, Joan Hotchkis, Lisa Gerritsen, Henry Morgan

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Paint Your Wagon

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg

Country: United States

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The Madwoman of Chaillot

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Oskar Homolka

Country: United States

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The Undefeated

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Antonio Aguilar

Country: United States

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

Country: United States

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All Neat in Black Stockings

Directed by: Christopher Morahan

Starring: Victor Henry, Susan George, Jack Shepherd

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Eduardo Ciannelli: Italian actor who began his career as an opera baritone touring Italy and the Continent.
Facts:
  • The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8147
  • Life: Ballet dancer
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mario Procaccino -- Oct. 3, 1969

Books

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

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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Naked Came The Stranger

By: Penelope Ashe

A steamy, bestselling tale of Long Island lust, written as a daring literary hoax by Newsday columnist Mike McGrady and two dozen of his colleaguesFor talk show host Gillian Blake, the

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Jennie

By: Ralph G. Martin

Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill, Vol. 2: The Dramatic Years, 1895-1921

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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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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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