Saturday 22 February 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shawn Jefferson NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers and Kahryn Tough in Calgary.
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 22 February 1969 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Shawn Jefferson NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers: New England Patriots).
- Kahryn Tough in Calgary: Alberta, Canada; volleyball (Olympics-1996).
- Leslie Spalding in Billings: Montana, USA; golfer (Montana Women's Amateur-1990, 1991).
- Joaquin Cortes: Spanish dancer.
- Mark Chmura: American sports figure accused of sexual abuse of a teen-age girl.
- Marc Wilmots: Former belgian footballer, current manager and coach of Belgium's squad, and politician belonging to the "mouvement réformateur".
- Clinton Kelly: American TV personality
- Joaquín Cortés: Spanish actor and dancer
- Thomas Jane: American actor director and producer
- Hans Klok: Dutch magician and actor
- Brian Laudrup: Danish footballer and sportscaster
- Barbara Jo Rubin wins a United States thoroughbred horse race making history as the first woman to do so.
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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