Thursday 24 July 1969
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chris King and Steve Jennings.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans.
In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits.
Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The David Frost Show.
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 24 July 1969 ?
- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Chris King: NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies).
- Steve Jennings: Washington, DC -- Field hockey midfielder (1996 Olympics).
- Frank Adisson: French kayaker, the winner of a Gold Medal in the two-man canoe event with W. Forgues on 7/28/1996, the Atlanta Olympics.
- Rick Fox: Canadian basketball player: guard/forward, Lakers.
- Jennifer Lopez: American actress, singer and businesswoman.
- Witold Gombrowicz: Polish Author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64.
- Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
- Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
- Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game.
- Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel
- Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
- Jr. Walker & the All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
- Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
- Three Dog Night - One
- The Beatles - The Ballad Of John And Yoko
- Andy Kim - Baby, I Love You
- Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus - Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
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