Saturday 9 August 1969
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Divine Brown and Smaragda Karydi.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans.
In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits.
More, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while The Pretenders by Gladys Rockmore Davis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Der gemütliche Samstagabend.
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 9 August 1969 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Divine Brown: American sex worker and convicted felon.
- Smaragda Karydi: Greek actress.
- Troy Percival: Fontana, California -- Pitcher (California Angels).
- Estella Thompson: American prostitute.
- Robert Lehman: US multi-millionaire / director (Met Museum of Art).
- Voyteck Freykowski: US director, murdered.
- George P Marshall: president of Washington Redskins, dies at age 72.
- Abigail Folger: American noted family, the heiress to the Folger Coffee fortune and a debutante, formally introduced into polite society 2/21/1961.
- Steven Parent: American homicide victim by dint of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Zorba closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
- Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
- Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
- The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
- Jr. Walker & the All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
- Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
- Kenny Rogers - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
- Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
- Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
- Jackie DeShannon - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
- Andy Kim - Baby, I Love You
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