Friday 28 March 1969
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Craig Paquette in Long Beach and Scottie Graham NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Dizzy by Tommy Roe.
In UK Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) by Peter Sarstedt was in the top 5 hits.
Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, 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 Sumorna jesen.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 March 1969 ?
- Saint Sixtus III
- Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
- Saint Castor
- Saint Gontram (died 592)
- Saint Malchus
- Saint Priscus
- Craig Paquette in Long Beach: California, USA; infielder (Kansas City Royals).
- Scottie Graham NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings: Cincinnati Bengals).
- Elliot Perry NBA guard (Phoenix Suns: Milwaukee Bucks).
- Earnest Stewart: soccer player (Willem II).
- Laurie Brett: TV Actress.
- Rodney Atkins: American country music singer-songwriter
- Daniel Laperrière: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Brett Ratner: American director and producer
- Ilke Wyludda: German discus thrower
- Dwight D Eisenhower: 34th President / General (WWII), dies at 78 in Washington.
- Aryeh Levin: Rabbi Aryeh Levin,known as Reb Aryeh, was an Orthodox rabbi dubbed the "Father of Prisoners" for his visits to members of the Jewish underground imprisoned in the Central Prison of Jerusalem in the Russian Compound during the British Mandate.
- Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands Cardinal
- The McGill francais movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal's history with 10,000 trade unionists, leftist activists, CEGEP students, and even some McGill students at McGill's Roddick Gates. This led to the majority of the protesters getting arrested.
- Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tommy Roe - Dizzy
- Classics IV - Traces
- The Zombies - Time Of The Season
- The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
- The Temptations - Run Away Child, Running Wild
- 1910 Fruitgum Co. - Indian Giver
- Glen Campbell - Galveston
- David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
- Jerry Butler - Only The Strong Survive
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