Thursday 16 October 1969
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
Marlowe, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 October 1969 ?
- Wendy Wilson: American noted family, one of Brian and Marilyn Wilson's two daughters.
- Terri J Vaughn: American actress.
- Roy Hargrove: American trumpet player and composer.
- Takao Omori: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Terri Vaughn: American actress and producer.
- Darren McKenzie-Potter: Auckland, New Zealand -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics)
- Doug Hocking: CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
- Gregory Metcalf: Ellensburg, Washington -- 3k steeplechase
- Spencer McLennan: CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
- 100-1 shot New York Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5
- Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
- Willard S. Boyle and George Smith invent the CCD at Bell Laboratories (30 years later, this technology is widely used in digital cameras).
- Fourteen black athletes are kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for wearing black armbands into their coach's office.
- Willy Brandt becomes Chancellor of West Germany.
- General Siad Barre comes to power in Somalia in a coup, 6 days after the assassination of President Abdirashid Ali Shermarke.
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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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