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Thursday 25 December 1969, Christmas

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernhard Jr and Bernhard. 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. Angels and Demons, directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolumbowie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Kolumbowie

Starring: Barbara Burska, Dariusz Domagala, Andrzej Jurga, Lech Adamowski

Country: Poland

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Evening at Pops

Starring: Arthur Fiedler

Country: United States

Carrascolendas

Starring: Lizanne Brazell, Mike Gomez, Agapito Leal, Dyana Ortelli

Country: United States

Les shadoks - Deuxième série

Starring: Claude Piéplu

Country: France

Tomfoolery

Starring: Peter Hawkins, Bernard Spear

Country: United States

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 25 December 1969 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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Facts:
  • 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • India all out for 163 at Madras versus Australia, Ashley Mallett 5-91.

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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 ?

Fire From Heaven

By: Mary Renault

“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts

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The Seven Minutes

By: Irving Wallace

The seven minute Irving Wallace's most controversial and explo¬sive novel to date, certain to stir up national debate from the moment of its publication.

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The House On The Strand

By: Daphne du Maurier

In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century.

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In This House Of Brede

By: Rumer Godden

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

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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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