Sunday 2 February 1969
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jody Hull and Dana International.
In that special week of February 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 Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Riptide.
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 2 February 1969 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Jody Hull: Cambridge -- NHL right wing (Florida Panthers).
- Dana International: Israeli pop singer of Yemenite Jewish ancestry.
- Axelle Renoir: French-breton singer, she is also composer of original films soundtracks ("Les Jolies Choses", "36 Quai des Orfèvres".
- Valeri Karpin: Estonian-Russian footballer and manager.
- KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 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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