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Wednesday 17 December 1969

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott Player and Rob Maas. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Leaving on A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Luftsprünge. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon

Country: United States

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Directed by: Peter Hunt

Starring: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas

Country: United States

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The Damned

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem

Country: United States

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Anne of the Thousand Days

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Richard Burton, Genevive Bujold, Irene Papas

Country: United States

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Cactus Flower

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn

Country: United States

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Starring: Luis Trenker, Toni Sailer, Franz Muxeneder, Petra Mood

Country: Austria

Junger Herr auf altem Hof

Starring: Paul Neuhaus, Heinz Engelmann, Ursula V. Bose, Brigitte Rohkohl

A World Apart

Starring: William Prince, Susan Sarandon, Susan Sullivan, Nicolas Surovy

Country: United States


Starring: Peter Garden, Margit Nünke, Serge und Guy, Käthe Haack

Urmel aus dem Eis

Starring: Ernst Ammann

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 December 1969 ?

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  • 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
  • USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
  • Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings are generated as a result of ''A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects.''
  • The SALT I talks begin.

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

The Selling Of The President 1968

By: Joe McGinniss

How do you "correct" a candidate's lack of humor and warmth? What is a "balanced" television panel? Exactly what does the temperature in a television studio have to do wit a

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The French Lieutenant'S Woman

By: John Fowles

Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

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Mary Queen Of Scots

By: Antonia Fraser

Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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