Saturday 26 July 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marc Boutte and Patrick Alfred Bates.
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 26 July 1969 ?
- Marc Boutte: NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins).
- Patrick Alfred Bates: St. Louis, Missouri -- PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open).
- Tanni Grey-Thompson: British sportswoman, winner of her first race at age 15 in the 100m at the Junior National Games in spite of being born with spina bifida and confined to a wheelchair.
- Greg Colbrunn: Fontana, California -- Infielder (Florida Marlins).
- Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
- The New York Chapter of the Young Lords was founded
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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