Wednesday 17 December 1969
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Leaving on A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary.
In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits.
Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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- Michael V: Filipino comedian, actor, impersonator, director, composer, singer, rapper, voice artist and parodist, who appears in the GMA Network show Bubble Gang, and in his own TV show Pepito Manaloto.
- Scott Player: WLAF punter (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Marc Davis in Oceanside: California, USA; 3K steeplechase runner (Goodwill-gold-1994).
- Marty Carter: NFL safety (Chicago Bears).
- Dean Wilson in Kaneohe: Hawaii, USA; golfer (1991 Western Athletic).
- Inna Lasovskaya: Russian triple jumper
- Chris Mason: English darts player and sportscaster
- Mick Quinn: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Supergrass)
- Chuck Liddell: American mixed martial artist
- Laurie Holden: TV Actress
- Rob Maas: Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
- Arturo da Costa e Silva: President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at age 67.
- 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
- USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
- Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings are generated as a result of ''A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects.''
- The SALT I talks begin.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Beatles - Come Together
- Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
- R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
- Neil Diamond - Holly Holy
- Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die
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