Friday 9 May 1969
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Renn Crichlow and Carla Overbeck in Pasadena.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension.
In UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits.
Age of Consent, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while Grant Takes Command by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Gnomes of Dulwich.
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 May 1969 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Renn Crichlow: Ottawa, Ontario -- Canoeist (1992, 96 Olympics - 8th Place).
- Carla Overbeck in Pasadena: California, USA; soccer defender (Olympics-1996).
- Amber: Dutch musician.
- Hudson Leick: American actress.
- BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament is won by Billy Hardwick.
- Carlos Lamarca leads the first urban guerrilla action against the military dictatorship of Brazil in Sao Paulo, by robbing two banks.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
- The Cowsills - Hair
- The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
- The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O
- Blood, Sweat & Tears - You've Made Me So Very Happy
- Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Time Is Tight
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Sweet Cherry Wine
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
- Donovan - Atlantis
- The Beatles - Get Back
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