Tuesday 14 January 1969
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits.
Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 14 January 1969 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Dave Grohl: American musician, a drummer with the group Nirvana, replacing Chad Channing.
- Martin Bicknell: English cricketer.
- Rico Smith: NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns).
- Jason Kent Bateman in Rye: New York; actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family).
- David Grohl: American drummer and composer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures).
- Jason Bateman: American actor in four TV series, including "Silver Spoons" and "It's Your Move," 1984. He made his first movie in 1987 at the age of 18, "Teenwolf Too." His sister, Justine (born 2/19/1966), was also a child actress; both kids continued in the business as young adults. In 1990, he was reputed to be an arrogant, self-centered prima donna; five years later he commented that he's getting too old to be a jerk any more.
- 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers.
- Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
- An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) near Hawaii kills 27 people.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- B.J. Thomas - Hooked On A Feeling
- Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
- Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
- The Doors - Touch Me
- Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
- Dusty Springfield - Son-Of-A Preacher Man
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