Tuesday 22 April 1969
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bobby Olive and George Williams in Lacrosse.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension.
In UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits.
Teorema, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
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 22 April 1969 ?
- Saints Soter and Caius
- Saint Leonidas (died 202)
- Brazil - Discovery Day.
- Saint Theodorus (d. 613)
- Bobby Olive: NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts).
- George Williams in Lacrosse: Wisconsin, USA; catcher (Oakland Athletics).
- Roger Jones: NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Craig Logan: Scottish musician, immensely popular to screaming fans in 1987.
- Dion Dublin: English footballer and sportscaster.
- 1st human eye transplant performed
- Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312-day non-stop sailing.
- Joe Frazier knocks out Dave Zyglewick in 1:36 for heavyweight boxing title.
- British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - You've Made Me So Very Happy
- The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
- The Cowsills - Hair
- Jerry Butler - Only The Strong Survive
- Edwin Starr - Twenty-Five Miles
- Glen Campbell - Galveston
- Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Time Is Tight
- Tommy Roe - Dizzy
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Sweet Cherry Wine
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