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Friday 21 November 1969

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ken Griffey Jr and Pierre Bourquenoud. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension. In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits. Change of Habit, directed by William Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Garden-Party. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Change of Habit

Directed by: William Graham

Starring: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Urmel aus dem Eis

Starring: Ernst Ammann

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Sesame Street

Written by: Joan Ganz Cooney

Starring: Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson

Country: United States

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London aktuell

Starring: Margret Dünser, Pan's People

Die Kramer

Starring: Barbara Rütting, Ernst August Schepmann, Rainer Penkert, Georg M. Fischer

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 November 1969 ?

  • Also see November 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Hello Day
  • Bangladesh - Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh
  • R.C. Saints - Presentation of Mary
  • World Television Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Ken Griffey, Jr. is born; American baseball player.
  • The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI.
  • U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C. on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. is to retain its rights to bases on the island, but these are to be nuclear-free.

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

Life magazine


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

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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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 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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Naked Came The Stranger

By: Penelope Ashe

A steamy, bestselling tale of Long Island lust, written as a daring literary hoax by Newsday columnist Mike McGrady and two dozen of his colleaguesFor talk show host Gillian Blake, the

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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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