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Thursday 16 January 1969

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roy Jones in Pensacola and Chelan Kozak in Revelstoke. In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ida Rogalski. 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 this week ?

Ida Rogalski

Starring: Inge Meysel, Jochen Schmidt, Andreas Mannkopff, Rolf Schimpf

Country: Switzerland

Alle Hunde lieben Theobald

Starring: Carl-Heinz Schroth, Erica Schramm

Königlich Bayerisches Amtsgericht

Starring: Hans Baur, Georg Blädel, Franz Loskarn, Gustl Bayrhammer

Complete and Utter History of Britain

Starring: Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Wallas Eaton, Colin Gordon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Narren nach Noten

Directed by: Günther Meyer-Goldenstädt

Starring: Wolfgang Ohm, 3 Maledos, Philipp Bangert, Karl Berbuer

Movies

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

Pierrot le Fou

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani

Country: United States

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The Wrecking Crew

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate

Country: United States

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The Love Bug

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson

Country: United States

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The Night They Raided Minsky's

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom

Country: United States

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jan Palach: protesting Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, self immolates at age 20.
  • Vernon Duke: Russian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1969).
Facts:
  • Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • US President signs executive order establishing the Meritorious Service Medal.
  • Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
  • Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8109
  • Life: Earth from Apollo 8
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Edward Kennedy -- Jan. 10, 1969

Books

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

The Arms Of Krupp

By: William Manchester

The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the

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Testimony of Two Men

By: Taylor Caldwell

An embattled young doctor, an angry and divided Pennsylvania town, a turn-of-the-century national scandal--out of these turbulent elements Taylor Caldwell crafted a major novel, a massively detailed chronicle of love, death, redemption, and the rise of modern medicine.

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Force 10 From Navarone

By: Alistair MacLean

The thrilling sequel to Alistair MacLean’s masterpiece of World War II adventure, The Guns of Navarone. Now reissued in a new cover style.The

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Preserve And Protect

By: Allen Drury

The United States is thrown into chaos as the President is killed in a plane crash shortly after securing his party’s nomination in a hotly contested race for re-election.

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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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