Sunday 9 February 1969
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Pahukoa and Peta Edebone.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells.
In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits.
La Grande Vadrouille, directed by Grard Oury, 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 9 February 1969 ?
- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Jeff Pahukoa: NFL guard / tackle (Atlanta Falcons).
- Peta Edebone: Australian softball outfielder (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Todd Lyght: US football quarterback (Saint Louis Rams).
- Thomas Brandl in Bad Tolz: Germany; hockey forward (Team Germany 1998).
- Jimmy Smith: American athlete, pro football player, a wide receiver.
- Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight
- KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
- World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes first commercial flight.
- First test flight of the Boeing 747.
- The Boeing 747 makes its maiden flight.
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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