What Happened on July 14, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins
  • A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
  • Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry
  • Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)