Thursday 24 April 1969
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elias Atmatsidis and Melinda Clarke.
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.
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Which were the important events of 24 April 1969 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Elias Atmatsidis: Greek footballer.
- Melinda Clarke: American actress.
- Viveca Paulin: Swedish-American actress.
- Rory McCann: Scottish actor.
- Eilidh Whiteford: Scottish academic and politician.
- Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
- Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians.
- Paul McCartney says there is no truth to the rumours he is dead.
- American B-52 bombers drop 3,000-ton bombs at Cambodian boundary.
- Recently formed British Leyland launches their first new model, the Austin Maxi in Portugal .
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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