Saturday 15 November 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension.
In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits.
Change of Habit, directed by William Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 15 November 1969 ?
- Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
- USA - America Recycles Day
- Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
- Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
- Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
- R.C. Saints - Albert the Great
- Palestine - Independence Day (declared 1988)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Feast of Saint Philip the Apostle and the beginning of Winter Lent; also see November 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:15 November
- 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
- 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
- Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indicent language in Tampa, Florida
- 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington DC against the Vietnam War.
- Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
- Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic ''March Against Death''.
- In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
- The Beatles - Come Together
- The Beatles - Something
- Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die
- Smith - Baby It's You
- The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
- Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
- The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me
- The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
- R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
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