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Tuesday 17 June 1969

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul Tergat and Karen Nystrom. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Carry on Camping, directed by Gerald Thomas, 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 The Main Chance. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Carry on Camping

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey

Country: United States

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The Wild Bunch

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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True Grit

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell

Country: United States

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Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States

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Midnight Cowboy

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The Gnomes of Dulwich

Starring: Hugh Lloyd, Terry Scott, John Clive, Leon Thau

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sumorna jesen

Starring: Zvonimir Crnko, Dragan Mijatovic, Edo Perocevic, Magda Fedor

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1969 ?

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Oh! Calcutta! opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
  • After a 23 game match, Boris Spassky defeats Tigran Petrosian to become the World Chess Champion in Moscow.

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Life magazine


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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The Vines Of Yarrabee

By: Dorothy Eden

A New York Times bestseller for four consecutive months, Dorothy Eden’s sweeping romantic saga about the colonization of Australia tells the unforgettable story of a mismatched man and woman who carve

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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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Except For Me And Thee

By: Jessamyn West

Small crease to DJ near spine. Pages are clean and crisp and binding is tight. Solid Book.

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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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