Sunday 25 May 1969
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Anne Heche and Stacy London.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles.
In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits.
Once Upon a Time in the West, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969
while Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Gnomes of Dulwich.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Travel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
- Saint Reinolf
- Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
- Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
- Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
- Towel Day, in memory of Douglas Adams, is observed in ?
- The Ascension, one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar
- Saint Bede the Venerable (died 735)
- Saint Frederic
- Saint Augustine of Canterbury
- Saint Bruno of Wnrzburg
- The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Day of Youth
- Saint Hildebert
- Chad, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - African Liberation Day
- Officially declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma for her winning American Idol
- Jordan - National Day/Arab Renaissance Day (1946)
- Africa Day commemorating the 1963 fouding of he AU's precursor, OAU
- United States - Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868)
- Lebanon, Liberation Day (1999)
- Saint Pope Gregory VII (died 1085)
- Anne Heche: American actress who began her career at 17 in New York, cast in the soap "Another World," where she played twins for four years, staying through 1991 and earning an Emmy Award for her work in the process.
- Stacy London: Entrepreneur.
- Glen Drover: Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth Eidolon and King Diamond).
- Danielle LaPorte
- Matt Borlenghi in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Brian Bodine - All My Children).
- Anne Heche in Aurora: Ohio, USA; actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano).
- Midnight Cowboy released with an X rating
- Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup.
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational.
- ''Midnight Cowboy'', an X-rated, oscar winning John Schlesinger film, debuts.
- Andean Pact (Andean Group) established.
- Apollo program: ''Apollo 10'' returns to Earth, after a successful 8-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming first manned Moon landing.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1969 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Get Back
- The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
- Mercy - Love (Can Make You Happy)
- The Cowsills - Hair
- The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day
- The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
- Donovan - Atlantis
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
- Ray Stevens - Gitarzan
- The Guess Who - These Eyes
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