Wednesday 21 May 1969
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Reid Simpson in Flin Flon and Georgiy R Gongadze.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles.
In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits.
Once Upon a Time in the West, directed by Sergio Leone, 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 The Gnomes of Dulwich.
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Which were the important events of 21 May 1969 ?
- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- Reid Simpson in Flin Flon: Manitoba, Canada; NHL left wing (New Jersey Devils).
- Georgiy R Gongadze: Ukrainian/Georgian journalist.
- Pierluigi Brivio: Italian footballer.
- Georgiy Gongadze: Georgian-Ukrainian journalist and director (d. 2000).
- Masayo Kurata: Japanese voice actress and singer.
- After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over the New York Mets.
- Slovan Bratislava wins 9th Europe Cup II in Basel, Switzerland.
- Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, known as Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Get Back
- The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
- Mercy - Love (Can Make You Happy)
- The Cowsills - Hair
- The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day
- The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
- Donovan - Atlantis
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
- Ray Stevens - Gitarzan
- The Guess Who - These Eyes
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