Thursday 18 December 1969
It was Thursday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 18 December 1969 ?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Santiago Cañizares: Spanish footballer.
- Justin Edinburgh: English footballer and manager.
- Akira Iida: Japanese race car driver.
- Santiago Canizares: Spanish footballer.
- T C: Wright; WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Joe Randa in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; infielder (Kansas City Royals).
- Marco Coleman NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins: San Diego Chargers).
- Andrew Murphy: Australian long jumper / triple jumper (1996 Olympics)
- Chris Dausin: WLAF corner / guard (Scottish Claymores)
- Joe Randa: Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Infielder (KC Royals)
- Coco opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- The Beatles - Come Together
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
- Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- Neil Diamond - Holly Holy
- Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 18 December 1969 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?