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Monday 25 August 1969

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rachel Shelley and France Beaudoin. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, directed by Robert Parrish, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while The Pretenders by Gladys Rockmore Davis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kapitän Harmsen. 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 ?

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark

Country: United States

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Alice's Restaurant

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick

Country: United States

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Take the Money and Run

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire

Country: United States

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Spirits of the Dead

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon

Country: United States

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Easy Rider

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Kapitän Harmsen

Written by: Werner Bruhns, Helga Feddersen

Starring: Marianne Lindner, Gerhard Bormann, Brigitte Rohkohl, Folmer Rubæk

Der gemütliche Samstagabend

Directed by: Peter Podehl

Starring: Friedrich Schoenfelder, Monika Dahlberg, Peter Max Donath, Harry Friedauer

The David Frost Show

Starring: David Frost

Country: United States

The Main Chance

Written by: Edmund Ward, John Malcolm

Starring: John Stride, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Johnny Cash Show

Starring: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 August 1969 ?

  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Pretenders

By: Gladys Rockmore Davis


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The Making Of The President 1968

By: Theodore H. White

“White unites a novelist's knack of dramatization and a historian's sense of significance with a synthesizing skill that grasps the reader by the lapels.”

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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 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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