Monday 27 January 1969
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Phil Plantier in Manchester and Kristen Danihy in Lawton.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Crimson And Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells.
In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits.
Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 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 Der rasende Lokalreporter.
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 27 January 1969 ?
- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Phil Plantier in Manchester: New Hampshire, USA; outfielder (San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics).
- Kristen Danihy in Lawton: Oklahoma, USA; team handball circle/wing (Olympics-1996).
- Marc Forster: German-Swiss filmmaker.
- Eliette Abécassis: French professor of philosophy and writer.
- Patton Oswalt: American actor and writer.
- Vincent Herbert: Music Producer
- Cornelius : Japanese singer guitarist and producer (Flipper's Guitar and Plastic Ono Band)
- Michael Kulas: Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (James)
- 14 spies hung in Baghdad
- 9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria
- Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies February 4th).
- Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to three years.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- Sly & the Family Stone - Everyday People
- Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
- The Doors - Touch Me
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke
- B.J. Thomas - Hooked On A Feeling
- Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
- The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
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