What Happened in 1969

Significant Events

  • Feb 4 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO
  • Feb 17 Golda Meir sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Israel
  • Apr 7 The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
  • Jul 20 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast
  • Jul 21 Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
  • Aug 14 British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
  • Aug 15 Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm
  • Sep 1 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution
  • Oct 15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
  • Nov 15 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington D.C. against Vietnam War
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Did You Know?

The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London

On January 30, 1969


World Leaders in 1969

Famous People in 1969

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 18 Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage
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