Monday 13 October 1969
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rhonda Mapp and Tim Crabtree.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Can't Get Next To You by The Temptations.
In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry was in the top 5 hits.
Battle of Britain, directed by Guy Hamilton, 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 Strange Paradise.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1969 ?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Rhonda Mapp: WNBA center / forward (Charlotte Sting).
- Tim Crabtree: Jackson, Michigan -- Pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays).
- Nancy Kerrigan: American skating champion, an Olympic metal winner.
- Cady McClain: American actress, known for her work in the daytime TV drama/soap opera "As The World Turns.
- Rhett Akins: American country singer.
- Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
- Soyuz 8 is launched.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
- Sly & the Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime
- The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
- Oliver - Jean
- Bobby Sherman - Little Woman
- Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
- Marvin Gaye - That's The Way Love Is
- The 5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
- Three Dog Night - Easy To Be Hard
- The Cuff Links - Tracy
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