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Friday 26 December 1969

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yvonne Jung and Luca Colombo. 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 Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Punch Bowl

Directed by: Helmut Weiss

Starring: Heinz Rhmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon

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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Anne of the Thousand Days

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Richard Burton, Genevive Bujold, Irene Papas

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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?


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

Country: Poland

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

Country: United States

Les shadoks - Deuxième série

Starring: Claude Piéplu

Country: France

La gata

Starring: Eduardo Alcaraz, Carlos Becerril, Héctor Bonilla, Fernando Borges

Country: Mexico

Beppes godnattstund

Starring: Beppe Wolgers

Country: Sweden

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1969 ?

  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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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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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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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 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game

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