Monday 17 February 1969
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone.
In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits.
Play Dirty, directed by Andre De Toth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Traci Adell: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Playmate (July, 1994).
- David Klingler NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders: Cincinnati Bengals).
- Joel Steed: NFL nose tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Levon Kirkland: NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Willi Kronhardt: German footballer.
- David Douillet: French assistant manager at the Crédit Lyonnais bank.
- Tuesday Knight: American actress and singer
- Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album (never released).
- Aquanaut Berry L. Cannon dies of carbon dioxide poisoning while attempting to repair the SEALAB III habitat off San Clemente Island, California.
- The ''Mariner 6'' Mars probe is launched.
- ''Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District'': The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the First Amendment applies to public schools.
- In Toulouse, France the first Concorde test flight is conducted.
- Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
- In a Los Angeles, California court, Sirhan Sirhan admits that he killed presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.
- Apollo program: NASA launches ''Apollo 9'' (James McDivitt, David Scott, Rusty Schweickart) to test the lunar module.
- In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. (he later retracts his guilty plea).
- The novel ''The Godfather (novel)'' by Mario Puzo is published.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sly & the Family Stone - Everyday People
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
- The Doors - Touch Me
- Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind
- Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
- The Turtles - You Showed Me
- Jay and the Americans - This Magic Moment
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Livin' In Shame
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