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Wednesday 24 December 1969, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kenny "Damn" Kelly in Paterson and Miliband . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Someday We'll Be Together by Diana Ross and the Supremes. 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 Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Karadjoz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Karadjoz

Starring: Rejhan Demirdzic, Aleksandar Micic, Zvonko Zrncic, Zvonko Markovic

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

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 24 December 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8158
  • Life: Charles Manson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Milton Friedman -- Dec. 19, 1969

Books

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

Mary Queen Of Scots

By: Antonia Fraser

Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin

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Puppet On A Chain

By: Alistair MacLean

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic.Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king.With

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The Graham Kerr Cookbook

By: Graham Kerr

284 pages - Illustrated with 292 how to photographs and 16 pages in full color - Kerr's television programs have been captured in a book...

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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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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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