Wednesday 22 January 1969
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christina Marie Leardini and Ousmane Bary.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits.
Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Salto mortale.
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 22 January 1969 ?
- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
- Christina Marie Leardini: St. Petersburg, Florida -- Playmate (Apr, 1991).
- Ousmane Bary: WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons).
- Shelley Sandie Australian basketball guard (Olympics-1988: 1996).
- Vinnie Clark: NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- John Linton Roberson: American cartoonist.
- Olivia d'Abo: English-American singer-songwriter and actress
- Keith Gordon: US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds).
- Celebration opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
- Billy Preston becomes 5th Beatle
- Roy Campanella and Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
- Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit.
- Judy Garland, singer/actress (Wizard of Oz), dies at age 48 of an overdose.
- A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson And Clover
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
- Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut
- Sly & the Family Stone - Everyday People
- B.J. Thomas - Hooked On A Feeling
- The Doors - Touch Me
- Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen
- The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke
- Dusty Springfield - Son-Of-A Preacher Man
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