Saturday 16 August 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Becky Delos Santos and Ben Coates.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans.
In UK Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits.
Alice's Restaurant, directed by Arthur Penn, 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 Der gemütliche Samstagabend.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1969 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Becky Delos Santos: Boston, Massachusetts -- Playmate (April, 1994).
- Ben Coates: NFL tight end (NE Patriots).
- Carl Henkel: Torrance, California -- Beach volleyballer (1996 Olympics).
- Jase Robertson: Reality Star.
- Kate Higgins: Voice Actor.
- Russ Bender: Actor / writer (Air Patrol, Strangler), dies at 59.
- WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, Georgia begins broadcasting
- Woodstock rock festival begins in New York
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
- Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
- Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
- Jackie DeShannon - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
- Kenny Rogers - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
- Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
- Jr. Walker & the All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
- Andy Kim - Baby, I Love You
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