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Sunday 12 October 1969

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alison Peek and Dave Chaytors. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry 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 Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese 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 12 October 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alison Peek: Australia -- Field hockey halfback / midfielder (1996 Olympics).
  • Dave Chaytors: CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions).
  • David Collins: Bethpage, New York -- Rower (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Jose Valentin: Manati, Puerto Rico -- Infielder (Milwaukee Brewers).
  • Nancy Ann Kerrigan: Woburn, Massachusetts -- Figure skater (1994 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
See other famous people born on 12 October
Famous Deaths:
  • Sonja Henie: Norwegian championship ice skater of all time with awards of over 257 medals, cups and bowls.
  • Serge Poliakoff: Russian / French painter / guitarist.
Facts:
  • 1st time 5 people in space
  • KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN
  • KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino / Glenda, CA (IND) begins
  • Yoko Ono suffers another miscarriage
  • Soyuz 7 is launched.

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Sport Games on 12 October 1969

NFL
American Football
  • Cleveland Browns - New Orleans Saints : 27 - 17
  • Dallas Cowboys - Atlanta Falcons : 24 - 17
  • Green Bay Packers - Detroit Lions : 28 - 17
  • Los Angeles Rams - San Francisco 49ers : 27 - 21
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Composite Revolution
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Willy Brandt -- Oct. 10, 1969
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8147

Books

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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Between Parent & Teenager

By: Haim G. Ginott

Solid advise for parents with teenagers. Timeless

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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 House On The Strand

By: Daphne du Maurier

In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century.

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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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