Tuesday 18 February 1969
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alexander Mogilny in Khavarovsk and Igor Larionov in Voskresensk.
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.
On TV people were watching Nero Wolfe.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 February 1969 ?
- Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)
- Alexander Mogilny in Khavarovsk: USSR; first soviet hockey star to defect to NHL (Buffalo Sabres).
- Igor Larionov in Voskresensk: Russia; NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit Red Wings).
- Tomaz Humar: Slovenian mountaineer (d. 2009).
- Jason Sutter: American drummer (Smash Mouth, American Hi-Fi).
- Tomaž Humar: Slovenian mountaineer (d. 2009).
- Alexander Mogilny: Russian ice hockey player
- Dragisa Cvetkovic: Serbian premier of Yugoslavia (1939-), dies at age 76.
- PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
- Doug Walters scores second innings century after 242 in first.
- Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 crashes into Mount Whitney killing all on board.
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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