Monday 28 April 1969
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Merlelynn Lange-Harris in Toronto and Pier Berlusconi.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 April 1969 ?
- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
- Saints Vitalis and Valeria
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Theodora and Didymus
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which developed from the Canadian observance.
- National Day of Mourning in Canada to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness due to occupational hazards and accidents.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jam�l (Beauty) - First day of the third month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Roman Empire - first day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Merlelynn Lange-Harris in Toronto: Ontario, Canada; basketball center (Olympics-1996).
- Pier Berlusconi: Italian noted family, the son of Silvio Berlusconi and his first wife, Carla Elvira Lucia Dall'Oglio.
- Ted Donato: American hockey player, he played left wing for the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers between 1991 and 2004.
- Johannes Rontgen: Composer, dies at 70.
- King Crismson with Greg Lake and Ian McDonald debuts
- Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
- Zip to Zap, a harbinger of the Woodstock Concert, ends with the dispersal and eviction of youths and young adults at Zap, North Dakota by the National Guard.
- The Battle of Dong Ap Bia, also known as Hamburger Hill, begins during the Vietnam War.
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)
- The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
- The Cowsills - Hair
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - You've Made Me So Very Happy
- Jerry Butler - Only The Strong Survive
- Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Time Is Tight
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Sweet Cherry Wine
- The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
- Glen Campbell - Galveston
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