What Happened in June 1969

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • Jun 2 Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
  • Jun 2 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
  • Jun 3 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
  • Jun 4 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the US
  • Jun 4 Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group
  • Jun 4 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
  • Jun 5 Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
  • Jun 5 Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jun 5 The International communist conference begins in Moscow.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jun 7 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jun 7 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jun 7 Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
  • Jun 7 Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
  • Jun 8 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 8 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win
  • Jun 8 Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jun 8 KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 8 Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
  • Jun 8 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • Jun 8 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 8 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
  • Jun 9 Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
  • Jun 9 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • Jun 11 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 13 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 15 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
  • Jun 15 69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston
  • Jun 15 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Jun 15 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
  • Jun 15 The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region
  • Jun 16 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
  • Jun 17 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
  • Jun 18 A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government
  • Jun 19 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jun 20 Breakaway white Rhodesia agrees to race separation
  • Jun 21 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
  • Jun 21 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
  • Jun 21 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • Jun 21 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
  • Jun 22 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
  • Jun 22 Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • Jun 22 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
  • Jun 22 The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 23 French government of Couve de Murville resigns

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 23 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jun 23 Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Jun 23 Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province
  • Jun 25 Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
  • Jun 25 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
  • Jun 27 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
  • Jun 27 Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
  • Jun 28 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
  • Jun 28 Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
  • Jun 29 1st Jewish worship service at White House

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 29 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 29 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 30 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
  • Jun 30 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
  • Jun 30 In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 107

  • Jun 1 Ari Sulander, hockey goaltender (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • Jun 1 Erin Hartwell, time trial cyclist (Olymp-bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2 David Wheaton, Minneapolis Minn, tennis star (1987 US junior boys)
  • Jun 2 Kurt Abbott, Zanesville OH, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Jun 2 Cy Chadwick, English actor
  • Jun 3 Ray Roberts, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 3 Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
  • Jun 4 Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jun 4 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Jun 4 Tine Moberg-Parker, Canada Europe class sailor (Oly-96), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jun 4 Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian
  • Jun 5 Ed Smith, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 5 Keith Powe, WLAF/CFL defensive lineback (Win Blue Bombers, Claymores)
  • Jun 5 Brian McKnight, American musician
  • Jun 6 Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)
  • Jun 6 Douglas Lee Mitchell, Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)
  • Jun 6 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Jun 6 Sunil Joshi, cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996)
  • Jun 7 Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • Jun 7 Mark Sohn, Arlington Heights Ill, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 7 Kim Rhodes, American actress
  • Jun 8 Glenn Rogers Jr, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 8 Laurel Martin, Hummelstown PA, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 8 J.P. Manoux, American actor
  • Jun 8 Marcos Siega, American director
  • Jun 8 David Sutcliffe, Canadian actor
  • Jun 9 Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 9 Mitch McLee, [Douglas Lee Mitchell], Miles Mi, drummer (Southgang)
  • Jun 9 Eric Wynalda, American footballer
  • Jun 10 Fred Foggie, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 10 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 10 Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 10 Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • Jun 11 Johan Hansma, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Jun 11 Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer (Josephine)
  • Jun 11 Peter Dinklage, American actor (Games of Thrones), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Jun 11 Steven Drozd, American drummer
  • Jun 11 Matt McGrath, American actor
  • Jun 12 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Jun 12 Mathieu Schneider, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
  • Jun 13 Jamie Walters, actor/singer (Heights, Beverly Hills 90210, Shout)
  • Jun 13 Robert Harris, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • Jun 13 Søren Nystrøm Rasted
  • Jun 13 Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
  • Jun 14 Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada)
  • Jun 14 Eugene Chung, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 14 Steffi Graf, German tennis star who won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 14 Kyle Hebert, American voice actor
  • Jun 14 MC Ren, American rapper
  • Jun 14 Michael Gerber, American parody author

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Cedric Pioline, French tennis star (1996 Coopenhagen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Ice Cube [O'Shea Jackson], American rapper and actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda), born in Los Angeles, California

Rapper Ice Cube
Ice Cube
  • Jun 15 Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jun 15 Maurice Odumbe, cricketer (Kenyan batsman & 1996 World Cup captain)
  • Jun 15 Sheldon Kennedy, Brandon, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Jun 15 Oliver Kahn, German footballer
  • Jun 16 Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)
  • Jun 16 L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 16 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
  • Jun 17 Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
  • Jun 17 Kevin Thornton, Amarillo, vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • Jun 17 Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Oly-1998)
  • Jun 17 Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete
  • Jun 18 Fernando Valenzula, jockey
  • Jun 18 Jay Leeuwenburg, NFL guard/center (Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 18 Laura Brown, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 18 Pål Pot Pamparius, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
  • Jun 18 Vito LoGrasso, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 18 Christopher Largen, American author
  • Jun 19 Lara Spencer, American TV personality
  • Jun 19 Thomas Breitling, American entrepreneur
  • Jun 20 Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jun 20 Malivai Washington, Glenn Cove NY, tennis star (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 21 Chris Perez, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jun 21 Donovan Osborne, Roseville CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jun 21 Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier
  • Jun 22 Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 23 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Jun 23 Martin Klebba, American actor
  • Jun 24 Melissa Gurney, California, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
  • Jun 24 Sean Maye, 400m/800m runner
  • Jun 24 Todd Lewis, 10k runner, born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 24 Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian singer
  • Jun 24 Thabo Mngomeni, Cape Town, South African football player
  • Jun 25 Alina Ivanova, Ukraine, race walker (indoor 3K world record)
  • Jun 25 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • Jun 25 Jurgen Streppel, soccer player (Telstar/RKC)
  • Jun 25 Matt Gallant, American television host
  • Jun 26 Barry Kloeth, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 26 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 26 Michael Myers, Cook County IL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jun 26 Troy Auzenne, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 26 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
  • Jun 27 Mark Telerico, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Danielle Brisebois, American actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 28 Tichina Arnold, Queens, actress (Ryan's Hope, Sharla-All My Children)
  • Jun 28 Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress
  • Jun 29 Erik Tammer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Jun 29 Simon Brown, cricketer (Durham pace bowler, England 1996)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 19 Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
  • Jun 7 Leo Gorcey, actor (Bowery Boys), dies at 53
  • Jun 8 Robert Taylor, actor (Death Valley Days), dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Jun 10 Frank Lawton, actor (David Copperfield, Skin Game), dies at 64
  • Jun 11 John L Lewis, formed (Congress of Industrial Org), dies at 89
  • Jun 12 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • Jun 13 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), dies in a plane crash at 39
  • Jun 14 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53
  • Jun 16 Harold RLG 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, British field marshal, dies at 78
  • Jun 16 John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57
  • Jun 16 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 21 Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, 1st woman grand slam (1953), dies at 34

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Judy Garland, American singer and actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Jun 23 Stanley Andrews, actor (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days), dies at 78
  • Jun 23 Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907)
  • Jun 24 Maria Belgado, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 24 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)
  • Jun 24 Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 27 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer, dies at 42
  • Jun 29 Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
  • Jun 29 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), dies at 29
  • Jun 29 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer, dies at 76