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Thursday 18 December 1969

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrew Murphy and Chris Dausin. 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 Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Luftsprünge. 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 ?

Luftsprünge

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

Garden-Party

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

Urmel aus dem Eis

Starring: Ernst Ammann

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Topaz

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon

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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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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Hello, Dolly!

Directed by: Gene Kelly

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
  • Andrew Murphy: Australian long jumper / triple jumper (1996 Olympics).
  • Chris Dausin: WLAF corner / guard (Scottish Claymores).
  • Joe Randa: Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Infielder (KC Royals).
  • T C: Wright; WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals).
  • Joe Randa in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; infielder (Kansas City Royals).
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Facts:
  • Coco opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8157
  • Life: Apollo 12 moon walk
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ralph Nader -- Dec. 12, 1969

Books

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

Fire From Heaven

By: Mary Renault

“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts

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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 Collapse Of The Third Republic

By: William L. Shirer

On June 17, 1940 William L. Shirer stood in the streets of Paris and watched the unending flow of gray German uniforms along its boulevards.

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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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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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