Thursday August 21, 1969

US date format: 8/21/1969, UK date format: 21/8/1969

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1969). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andujar Cedeno and Billy Gardell. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones. This Man Must Die, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while New Moon Rising by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Here Comes the Grump. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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This Man Must Die

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier, Jean Yanne, Anouk Ferjac

Fellini Satyricon

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Paul Bogart

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

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Alberto Lionello, Ugo Tognazzi

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark, Lynn Loring

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21, 1969?


  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held


  • Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Here Comes the Grump

Directed by: Grant Simmons


The Barbara McNair Show

The Hardy Boys

Starring: Byron Kane, Dal McKennon, Jane Webb

Country: United States of America

Up Pompeii!

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

New Moon Rising

By: Eugenia Price

Second Novel in the St. Simons Trilogy.A rich and riveting tale of love, hardship, and the journey for happiness in the war-torn South.In

Linda Goodman'S Sun Signs

By: Linda Goodman

Find out what's really happening in your life and the lives of those around you. Is he really unstable beneath that placid exterior?

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.

My Turn At Bat

By: Ted Williams

Now available for the first time in years, My Turn at Bat is Ted Williams' own story of his spectacular life and baseball career.

The Goodbye Look

By: Ross MacDonald

In The Goodbye Look, Lew Archer is hired to investigate a burglary at the mission-style mansion of Irene and Larry Chalmers.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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