Saturday 5 July 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Haylea Petrie and John Leclair.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 July 1969 ?
- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Haylea Petrie: Australian softball outfielder (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- John Leclair: St. Albans, Vermont -- NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia).
- John Oostendorp: Iowa City, Iowa -- 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (1996 Olympics).
- Joshua Crayton: Redondo Beach, California -- Kayak (1996 Olympics).
- Jeremy Spake: English television personality.
- Marc-Olivier Fogiel: French television and radio host, producer of television and radio programs, and journalist, known as Marc-O.
- John LeClair: American hockey player, he played left-wing for the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins between 1991 and 2006. He won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993.
- Jenji Kohan: American television writer and producer
- RZA : American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
- Armin Kõomägi: Estonian author and screenwriter
- Tom Mboya: Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65.
- Wilhelm Backhaus: German concert pianist in the classical tradition.
- Walter Gropius: German-American architect, father of the Bauhaus movement.
- Ben Alexander: Australian rugby player (d. 1992).
- Leo McCarey: American director and screenwriter (d. 1969).
- 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
- Tom Mboya, Kenyan Minister of Development, is assassinated.
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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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