Wednesday 12 February 1969
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hong Myung-Bo and Shauna Lyn.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone.
In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits.
Play Dirty, directed by Andre De Toth, 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 12 February 1969 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
- Hong Myung-Bo: Korean footballer.
- Shauna Lyn: Searles; Miss California-USA (1996).
- Colin Keely in Buffalo: New York, USA; water polo driver (Olympics-1996).
- Brad Werenka: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Darren Aronofsky: American film director, screenwriter and film producer.
- Meja : Swedish singer-songwriter
- Anneli Drecker: Norwegian singer (Bel Canto)
- Alemayehu Atomsa: Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)
- Steve Backley: English javelin thrower
- Hong Myung-bo: South Korean footballer and manager
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sly & the Family Stone - Everyday People
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- The Doors - Touch Me
- The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
- Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
- Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind
- The Turtles - You Showed Me
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Booker T. & The MG's - Hang 'Em High
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
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