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Monday 13 October 1969

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rhonda Mapp and Tim Crabtree. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Can't Get Next To You by The Temptations. In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry was in the top 5 hits. Battle of Britain, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Making Of The President 1968 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strange Paradise. 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 ?

Strange Paradise

Written by: Ian Martin, Jerry Layton

Starring: Colin Fox, Cosette Lee, Dawn Greenhalgh, Kurt Schiegl

Country: Canada

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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Movies

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

Battle of Britain

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rhonda Mapp: WNBA center / forward (Charlotte Sting).
  • Tim Crabtree: Jackson, Michigan -- Pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays).
  • Nancy Kerrigan: American skating champion, an Olympic metal winner.
  • Cady McClain: American actress, known for her work in the daytime TV drama/soap opera "As The World Turns.
  • Rhett Akins: American country singer.
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Facts:
  • Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
  • Soyuz 8 is launched.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8148
  • Life: Composite Revolution
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Willy Brandt -- Oct. 10, 1969

Books

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

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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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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The Pretenders

By: Gladys Rockmore Davis

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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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