Monday May 26, 1969

US date format: 5/26/1969, UK date format: 26/5/1969

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 26, 1969). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sarkozy and John Baird. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. True Grit, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969 while Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Liberace Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth.
  • John andYoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
  • Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
  • ''Cordobazo'': A general strike and civil unrest break out in Córdoba, Argentina.
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True Grit

True Grit

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate

Country: United States of America

Rascal

Rascal

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: Steve Forrest, Bill Mumy, Pamela Toll, Elsa Lanchester

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

Directed by: Peter Collinson

Starring: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone

Country: United States of America

Satan's Sadists

Satan's Sadists

Directed by: Al Adamson

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Scott Brady, John 'Bud' Cardos, Robert Dix

Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Liberace Show

The Liberace Show

Starring: Liberace, George Liberace

Country: United States of America

Dororo

Dororo

Directed by: Akihiko Shiota

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Bitte recht freundlich, es wird geschossen

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It's Sunday Night

It's Sunday Night

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig

Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women

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Like New Hardcover book that looks as if it was never used. No dustcover on it, but hardboards and pages are in perfect condition.

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann

The Love Machine

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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.

Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West

Except For Me And Thee

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Small crease to DJ near spine. Pages are clean and crisp and binding is tight. Solid Book.

The Joys Of Yiddish by Leo Rosten

The Joys Of Yiddish

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Do you know when to cry Mazel tov -- and when to avoid it like the plague? Did you know that Oy! is not a word, but a vocabulary with

Between Parent & Teenager by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent & Teenager

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Letting go is the key to peaceful and meaningful coexistence between parent and teenager. as parents, our need is to be needed. As teenagers, their need is not to need us.

Videogames

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Space Travel

Space Travel

Platform: Multics, GECOS, PDP-7

Genre: Simulation game


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