January 17th, 1969, was a Friday. It was Day 17 of 1969. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.
54 years, 8 months, and 13 days have passed since January 17th, 1969.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1969.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:
The movie "Bullitt" was at the top of the box office on this day.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 17th, 1969.
On January 14th, 1969, legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby announced that he would be stepping down at the end of the season.
The war in Vietnam was still ongoing in 1969. By this stage, the conflict had become unpopular with most Americans. Many people wanted the military to throw in the towel and exit the country. In 1969, 11,616 US service personnel were killed in the war.
The best NBA players in 1969 were Wes Unseld, Billy Cunningham, Elgin Baylor, Earl Monroe and Oscar Robertson.
In 1969, the best soccer players were Gianni Rivera, Luigi Riva, Gerd Müller, Johan Cruyff, Ove Kindvall, George Best, Franz Beckenbauer, Pierino Prati, Petar Zhekov and Jack Charlton.
The buddy drama film "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.
The song "Games People Play" by Joe South won a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.
The Billboard Charts in 1969 were dominated by the likes of Marvin Gaye, The 5th Dimension, The Beatles, Zager and Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Archies and Tommy Roe.
Movies released in 1969 included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, "Hello, Dolly!", Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Italian Job, Paint Your Wagon, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, Cactus Flower, "Goodbye, Columbus" and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
"The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) were named Time Person of the Year in 1969.
The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors, and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.
Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.
The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around January 17th, 1969.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in January 1969.
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Police drama series that was set in LA.
Police drama series.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
1969 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Challenger, the Ford Capri, the Chevrolet Kingswood, the Volkswagen K70, the Mercury Capri and the Mitsubishi Galant.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1969.
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Archie Show
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1969.
Best of the West (action figures)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 17th.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 17th, 1969.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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