Thursday 23 January 1969
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ariadna Gil and Christophe Épalle.
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 Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury 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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the important events of 23 January 1969 ?
- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Ariadna Gil: Spanish actress.
- Christophe Épalle: French hammer thrower, whose personal best throw is 81.
- Brendan Shanahan (ice hockey)
- Andrei Kanchelskis: Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager.
- Susen Tiedtke: German long jumper.
- Eric Carter: Canadian Football League cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- François-Frédéric Guy: French musician, one of the most fascinating pianists of his generation.
- Brendan Shanahan: Canadian ice hockey player and actor.
- Jaroslav Kricka: Composer, dies at 86.
- Cream releases their last album Goodbye
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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?