Saturday 8 February 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Herb Hohenberger and Mary Kowal.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells.
In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits.
Sweet Charity, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Riptide.
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 February 1969 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Herb Hohenberger: hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998).
- Mary Kowal: American puppeteer and author.
- Mary McCormack: American actress and producer.
- Shiva Rose: American actress.
- Last edition of Saturday Evening Post.
- Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
- The last issue of ''The Saturday Evening Post'' hits magazine stands.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- Sly & the Family Stone - Everyday People
- Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
- The Doors - Touch Me
- The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
- The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- Booker T. & The MG's - Hang 'Em High
- Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind
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