Friday 8 August 1969
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Divine Brown [Estelle Marie Thompson] and Jerome Henderson.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans.
In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits.
More, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
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 8 August 1969 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Divine Brown [Estelle Marie Thompson]: San Francisco, California -- Prostitute (Hugh Grant).
- Jerome Henderson: NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles).
- Dick Togo: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Yvie Burnett: British television vocal coach.
- Song Sung-il: South Korean wrestler.
- Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer: German eugenicist and Nazi physician (Born 1896).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
- The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
- Jr. Walker & the All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
- Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
- Kenny Rogers - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
- Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
- Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
- Jackie DeShannon - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
- Andy Kim - Baby, I Love You
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