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Sunday 17 August 1969

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ed Cunningham and Maria Strandlund. 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 The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kapitän Harmsen. 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 months ?

Kapitän Harmsen

Written by: Werner Bruhns, Helga Feddersen

Starring: Marianne Lindner, Gerhard Bormann, Brigitte Rohkohl, Folmer Rubæk

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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Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR Golf Club - Dayton, Ohio
  • New York Jets beat the New York Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
  • Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Inflation and taxes
  • Time: The Nixon Presidency; by Patrick B. Oliphant.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8139

Books

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

The Love Machine

By: Jacqueline Susann

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.

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The Death Committee

By: Noah Gordon

At Suffolk County General Hospital, three brilliant young men are brought together by their ambition and passionate dedication to life. But they work in the shadow of the Death Committee, a

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Between Parent & Teenager

By: Haim G. Ginott

Solid advise for parents with teenagers. Timeless

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The Goodbye Look

By: Ross MacDonald

In The Goodbye Look, Lew Archer is hired to investigate a burglary at the mission-style mansion of Irene and Larry Chalmers.

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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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