Friday 4 July 1969, US Independence Day
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include David Wittman and Tim Jackson.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet by Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus.
In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Death Rides a Horse, directed by Giulio Petroni, 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 David Frost Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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Which were the important events of 4 July 1969 ?
- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- David Wittman: Buffalo, New York -- 1.5k runner.
- Tim Jackson: Australian 100m / 200m (1996 Olympics).
- Al Golden: American football player and coach.
- Todd Marinovich: American football player and coach.
- Wilfred Mugeyi: Zimbabwean footballer and coach.
- Give Peace a Chance by Plastic Ono Band is released in the UK
- 76th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie J King (36 63 62)
- Italian Rumor government resigns
- 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin.
- The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
- Two teens (one male, one female) are attacked at Blue Rock Springs in California. They are the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. The male survives.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus - Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
- Oliver - Good Morning Starshine
- Three Dog Night - One
- The Beatles - Get Back
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- The Winstons - Color Him Father
- Marvin Gaye - Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
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