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Sunday 23 February 1969

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Campbell and Ed McDaniel. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fortune. 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 ?

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens

Country: United States

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Play Dirty

Directed by: Andre De Toth

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green

Country: United States

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Sweet Charity

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban

Country: United States

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Pierrot le Fou

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani

Country: United States

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The Wrecking Crew

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate

Country: United States

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Starring: Pierre Michaël, Georges Hilarion, Marc Eyraud, Louis Arbessier

Country: France

Nero Wolfe

Starring: Tino Buazzelli, Paolo Ferrari, Pupo De Luca, Roberto Pistone

Country: Italy

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Finke & Co.

Starring: Friedrich G. Beckhaus, Ilse Petri, Kerstin De Ahna, Michael Ande


Starring: Ty Hardin

Country: Australia

Der rasende Lokalreporter

Written by: Klaus Peter Schreiner

Directed by: Truck Branss

Starring: Walter Giller, Balduin Baas, Marianne Koch, Robert Meyn

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1969 ?

  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

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

A Small Town in Germany

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, ...

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On Reflection

By: Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody

In addressing her grandchildren in the foreword to this autobiography, Helen Hayes writes: 'It is no longer fashionable to have faith; but your grandmother has never been famous for her chic.'

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Thirteen Days

By: Robert F. Kennedy

"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."―Arthur

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The Salzburg Connection

By: Helen MacInnes

Helen MacInnes writes stories that have heart-pounding action. The details of characterization, theme, and mood are amazingly realistic. - From review.

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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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