Sunday 19 January 1969
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits.
Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 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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Which were the important events of 19 January 1969 ?
- Confederate Heroes Day in Texas.
- Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy ? Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany).
- St. Mark of Ephesus feast day .
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of Sult�n (Sovereignty) ? First day of the 17th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- National Popcorn Day in United States of America, however some claim this is whatever day the Superbowl lands on.
- The unofficial National Popcorn Day
- Predrag Mijatovic: Yugoslavian footballer.
- Luc Longley: Australian-American basketball player: center, Bulls.
- Edwidge Danticat: Haitian-American author and academic.
- Predrag Mijatović: Montenegrin footballer and manager.
- Seau: American football player (d. 2012).
- Casey Sherman: American journalist and author
- Steve Staunton: Irish footballer and manager
- Oliver Mommsen: German actor, the great-grandson of scholar Theodor Mommsen. He is best-known for the crime TV series, "Tatort".
- Andrew Murray Stone in Auckland: New Zealand; open 470 yachter (Olympics-1996).
- Junior Seau: NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers).
- Orlando Palmeiro in Hoboken: New Jersey, USA; outfielder (California Angels).
- Jan Palach: Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University.
- AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25.
- Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- B.J. Thomas - Hooked On A Feeling
- Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
- Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
- The Doors - Touch Me
- Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
- Dusty Springfield - Son-Of-A Preacher Man
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