Saturday 6 December 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Greg Knox and Todd Black in Kenton.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam.
In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A World Apart.
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 important events of 6 December 1969 ?
- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
- Greg Knox: CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders).
- Todd Black in Kenton: Ohio, USA; 800 metre runner.
- Elmore Spencer: NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers).
- Christophe Agnolutto: French road bicycle racer, who won stage seven of the 2000 Tour de France, taken in an early breakaway.
- Mark Gardener: English songwriter and rock musician, a singer and guitarist with the British rock band Ride, 1988–1996; 2001; 2014–present.
- Irene Grandi: Italian singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, actress and television host.
- Torri Higginson: Canadian actress
- Buck White closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
- Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones's concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- The Beatles - Come Together
- R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die
- The 5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
- Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Three Dog Night - Eli's Coming
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