Saturday 30 August 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jerold Jeffcoat and Laurent Delahousse.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones.
The Trouble with Girls, directed by Peter Tewksbury, 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 Hardy Boys.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 August 1969 ?
- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
- Jerold Jeffcoat: WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores).
- Laurent Delahousse: French journalist and TV host on France 2 national channel.
- Vladimir Jugović: Serbian footballer.
- Dimitris Sgouros: Greek pianist and composer.
- 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
- 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival.
- Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- 25,000 attend second Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino, Washington.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
- Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
- The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
- Jackie DeShannon - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
- Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
- The Youngbloods - Get Together
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
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