Tuesday 8 July 1969
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bobby Ayala and Dana Hall.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans.
In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Easy Rider, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The David Frost Show.
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 July 1969 ?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Bobby Ayala: Oxnard, California -- Pitcher (Seattle Mariners).
- Dana Hall: NFL safety (Cleveland Browns).
- Lisa Arce: Manhattan Beach, California -- WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995).
- Lori Hallier: Victoria, British Columbia -- Actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara).
- Sugizo Japanese: guitarist and singer (Luna Sea).
- George Fisher: Metal Singer
- Sugizo : Japanese singer-songwriter guitarist producer and actor (Luna Sea X Japan Juno Reactor and S.K.I.N.)
- Gladys Swarthout: Opera singer / actress (Ambush), dies at 64.
- Thor Heyerdahl and reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
- US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam.
- IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
- Vietnam War: The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel
- Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
- Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus - Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
- Three Dog Night - One
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
- The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko
- The Winstons - Color Him Father
- Jr. Walker & the All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
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