Friday 14 February 1969, Valentine's Day
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1969 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Chad Magee in Tyler: Texas, USA; Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open-36th).
- Harry Colon NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars: Detroit Lions).
- Roy Barker NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings: San Francisco 49ers).
- Shana Zadrick in Grand Junction: Colorado, USA; model (Guess Jeans).
- Jeff Graham NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears: New York Jets).
- Adriana Behar: Brazilian beach volleyball player
- Jeff Graham: American athlete, wide receiver, begin playing football in 1991 for the Atlanta Falcons..
- Harry Colon: American football player and coach
- Meg Hillier: English journalist and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
- Kazuko Miyata: Japanese actress
- Wolfe Barzell: Actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72.
- Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at age 71.
- Pope Paul VI issues a motu proprio deleting many names from the Roman calendar of saints (including Valentine, who was celebrated on that day).
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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