Wednesday 12 November 1969
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Trevor Shaw and Iain Sydie.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension.
In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits.
Change of Habit, directed by William Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while An Affair Of Honor by Robert Wilder was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sesame Street.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Iain Sydie: North York, Ontario -- Badminton player (1996 Olympics).
- Trevor Shaw: CFL slot back (BC Lions).
- John Gosch: American missing person, age 12 when he disappeared while delivering newspapers in West Des Moines, IA on 9/05/82.
- Ian Bremmer: American political scientist and author.
- Jason Cundy: English footballer and sportscaster.
- Johnny Gosch: American kidnap victim.
- Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
- US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
- WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
- Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre : Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
- The Beatles - Come Together
- The Beatles - Something
- Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die
- Smith - Baby It's You
- The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
- Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
- The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me
- The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
- R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
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