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Saturday 20 December 1969

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bobby Phills NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers and Bobby Phills. 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. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton 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 ?

The Punch Bowl

Directed by: Helmut Weiss

Starring: Heinz Rhmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Charles Manson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Milton Friedman -- Dec. 19, 1969
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8157

Books

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

The Andromeda Strain

By: Michael Crichton

The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to

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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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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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Present At The Creation

By: Dean Acheson

With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.

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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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