Thursday 11 December 1969
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Viswanathan Anand and Max Martini.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam.
In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits.
The Damned, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while My Life And Prophecies by Jeane Dixon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Junger Herr auf altem Hof.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Viswanathan Anand: Indian chess grandmaster, current World Chess Champion.
- Max Martini: American actor director and screenwriter.
- Phil Spencer
- Maurizio Aiello: Italian actor who has appeared in stage, television and film productions.
- Francisco Félix: Mexican drug trafficker.
- Stig Bjørnebye: Norwegian footballer and manager.
- Alessandro Melli: Italian footballer and manager.
- Stig Inge Bj?rnebye: Norwegian footballer.
- Sean Grande: American sportscaster.
- Libya adopts constitution.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- The Beatles - Come Together
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
- Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
- Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- Mel And Tim - Backfield In Motion
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