Tuesday 17 June 1969
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Karen Nystrom and Patric Kjellberg.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles.
In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Carry on Camping, directed by Gerald Thomas, 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 The Main Chance.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1969 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Karen Nystrom: Ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics - Silver - 1998).
- Patric Kjellberg: Hockey forward (Team Sweden Olympics - 1998).
- Paul Tergat: Kenyan long distance runner.
- Geoff Toovey: Australian rugby player and coach.
- Ilya Tsymbalar: Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (d. 2013).
- Rita Abatzi: Greek rebetiko singer (Born 1914).
- Oh! Calcutta! opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
- After a 23 game match, Boris Spassky defeats Tigran Petrosian to become the World Chess Champion in Moscow.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Get Back
- Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus - Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
- Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto
- Marvin Gaye - Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
- Three Dog Night - One
- Mercy - Love (Can Make You Happy)
- The Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In The Grass
- Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel
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