Friday December 12, 1969

US date format: 12/12/1969, UK date format: 12/12/1969

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 12, 1969). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Carrie Westcott and Sophie Kinsella. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. The Red Tent, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Atakku no. 1. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)

Events

  • Hello Dolly with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • Bomb attack on bank in Milan, Italy, 14 killed.
  • Bill Toomey achieves track and field world record-score (8417 points).

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Movies

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The Red Tent

The Red Tent

Directed by: Mikhail Kalatozov

Starring: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Mario Adorf, Luigi Vannucchi

Anne of the Thousand Days

Anne of the Thousand Days

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States of America

Burn!

Burn!

Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo

Starring: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Country: United States of America

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston

Country: United States of America

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Directed by: Gene Kelly

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Atakku no. 1

Atakku no. 1

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Engelbert Humperdinck Show

The Engelbert Humperdinck Show

It's Tommy Cooper

It's Tommy Cooper

TV Intim

TV Intim

Days to next December 12

If December 12, 1969 is your birthday you're 50 years, 7 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes

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The seven minute Irving Wallace's most controversial and explo¬sive novel to date, certain to stir up national debate from the moment of its publication.

Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson

Present At The Creation

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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.

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann

The Love Machine

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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.

In This House Of Brede by Rumer Godden

In This House Of Brede

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“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.’

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen Of Scots

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Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Travel

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game


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