Monday 17 November 1969
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Takako Inque and Carol Damon.
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 The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Urmel aus dem Eis.
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 17 November 1969 ?
- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Takako Inque: Toride, Japan -- Wrestler (Japan).
- Carol Damon: American homicide victim killed by her husband, Michael, during the early morning hours of 9/23/1990, Fort Collins, CO.
- Jean-Michel Saive: Belgian table-tennis champion, placed 5th to 8th in men's singles at the Atlantic Olympics, 1996, 3rd in the world.
- Rebecca Walker: American feminist writer.
- Ryōtarō Okiayu: Japanese voice actor and singer.
- SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
- Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
- Apollo program: ''Apollo 12'' astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (ampquotOcean of Stormsampquot), becoming the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
- Soccer great Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
- Vietnam War: ''The Plain Dealer'' publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
- Richard Oakes returns with 90 followers and offers to buy Alcatraz for $24 (he leaves the island January 1970).
- U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C. to the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. retains rights to military bases on the island, but they must be nuclear-free.
- The first ARPANET link is established (the progenitor of the global Internet).
- The United States Senate votes down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement Haynsworth, the first such rejection since 1930.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The 5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
- R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria
- The Beatles - Something
- Blood, Sweat and Tears - And When I Die
- The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me
- Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- The Beatles - Come Together
- Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
- Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
- The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
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