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Friday 17 October 1969

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alfred Pupunu and Theodore Ernest Els. 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. Marlowe, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while In This House Of Brede by Rumer Godden 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 ?

Marlowe

Directed by: Paul Bogart

Starring: James Garner, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Soyuz 7 returns to Earth.
  • New York Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead New York.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Model Naomi Sims
  • Time: Illustration of a Hand forming the peace symbol
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8148

Books

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

In This House Of Brede

By: Rumer Godden

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

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My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy

By: Mary Barelli Gallagher

The Author, Mary Gallagher, is uniquely situated to understand the real woman beneath the goddess figure that the world made of Jacqueline Kennedy, having been her personal secretary for eight years.

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Between Parent & Teenager

By: Haim G. Ginott

Solid advise for parents with teenagers. Timeless

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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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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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