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Wednesday 13 August 1969

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Midori Ito and Alex Fernandez. In that special week of August people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. In UK Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Alice's Restaurant, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der gemütliche Samstagabend. 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 ?

Alice's Restaurant

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick

Country: United States

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Take the Money and Run

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Der gemütliche Samstagabend

Directed by: Peter Podehl

Starring: Friedrich Schoenfelder, Monika Dahlberg, Peter Max Donath, Harry Friedauer

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1969 ?

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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  • Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
  • Baltimore Orioles' player Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland Athletics, 8-0.
  • Serious border clashes occur between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.

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

Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women

By: Marjorie Craig

Like New Hardcover book that looks as if it was never used. No dustcover on it, but hardboards and pages are in perfect condition.

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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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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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Between Parent & Teenager

By: Haim G. Ginott

Solid advise for parents with teenagers. Timeless

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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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