What Happened in November 1969

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks
  • Nov 2 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
  • Nov 2 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
  • Nov 3 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • Nov 6 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 7 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 10 "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
  • Nov 11 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK

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Nov 11 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Nov 12 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
  • Nov 12 Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
  • Nov 12 US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • Nov 12 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 13 VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
  • Nov 14 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • Nov 14 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • Nov 15 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
  • Nov 15 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
  • Nov 15 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington D.C. against Vietnam War

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Nov 15 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Nov 15 Wendy's Hamburgers opens
  • Nov 16 1968 Mỹ Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
  • Nov 16 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • Nov 17 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • Nov 19 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad & Alan Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon
  • Nov 19 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 20 Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • Nov 20 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

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Nov 20 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Nov 20 SF Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
  • Nov 21 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22 Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • Nov 24 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • Nov 24 West German president Heinemann visits Netherlands
  • Nov 24 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial

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Nov 25 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 25 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • Nov 26 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Nov 26 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • Nov 28 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 29 The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
  • Nov 29 34th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 49-26 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 106

  • Nov 1 Barron Wortham, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 1 Darryl Ashmore, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Nov 1 Jill Reeve, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Hoosick Falls, New York
  • Nov 1 Tie Domi, Windsor, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Nov 2 Dwayne Gordon, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, NY Jets)
  • Nov 2 Reginald Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn)
  • Nov 3 Jim Mckenzie, Gull Lake, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Nov 3 Leslie Shepherd, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Nov 3 Robert Miles, Swiss record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music.
  • Nov 4 Jan Apell, Sweden, tennis star
  • Nov 4 Katrin Borchert, Germany, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96)

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Nov 4 Matthew McConaughey, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill), born in Uvalde, Texas

  • Nov 4 Tommy Henry, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)

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Nov 4 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come to Me, I'll be Missing You), born in New York City

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 5 Jennifer Guthrie, actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • Nov 6 Bryan Abrams, singer (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 6 Don Wengert, Sioux City IA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Nov 7 Michelle Morse, Ft Rucker Ala, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
  • Nov 7 Tanya Dubnicoff, Winnipeg Manitoba, cyclist (Olympics-6th-92, 96)
  • Nov 7 Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
  • Nov 7 Michelle Clunie, American actress
  • Nov 8 Devon McDonald, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Nov 8 Ricardo McDonald, NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Nov 8 Roxana Zal, American actress
  • Nov 9 Angel Miranda, Arecieo Puerto Rico, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Nov 9 Pepa, rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
  • Nov 9 Allison Wolfe, American musician (Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Partyline)
  • Nov 10 Arjan van der Laan, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Nov 10 Dan Farthing, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 10 Ed Ward, Edmonton, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Nov 10 Rod Milstead, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • Nov 10 Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer
  • Nov 10 Ellen Pompeo, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Everett, Massachusetts
  • Nov 10 Jens Lehmann, German footballer
  • Nov 11 Damion Easley, American infielder (California Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 11 Dave Moore, NFL tight end/fullback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Nov 11 Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets)
  • Nov 11 LaRee Pearl Sugg, Petersburg VA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-15th)
  • Nov 11 Michael Owens, cricket pace bowler (NZ Test)
  • Nov 11 Carson Kressley, American television personality
  • Nov 12 Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 12 Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Nov 12 Ian Bremmer, American political scientist
  • Nov 12 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster
  • Nov 12 Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim
  • Nov 12 Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 13 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • Nov 13 Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
  • Nov 13 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • Nov 14 Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • Nov 14 David Webb, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • Nov 14 Mark Henderson, US, 4X100m butterfly (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Nov 14 Sue Stewart, basketball guard (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 15 Helen Kelesi, Canada, tennis star
  • Nov 15 Peter Martin, cricketer (Lancashire & England pace bowler 1995)
  • Nov 15 Shane Mack, American politician
  • Nov 16 Mike Devlin, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
  • Nov 16 Thomas Ingalsbe, 238+ lbs (108+ kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-1996)
  • Nov 17 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • Nov 17 Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
  • Nov 18 Cheryl Bachman, playmate (October, 1991), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 18 Lee Anne Ketcham, female pitcher (Silver Bullets), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Nov 18 Raghib Ismail, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 18 Sam Cassell, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets)
  • Nov 18 Duncan Sheik, American singer
  • Nov 18 Ahmed Helmi, Egyptian actor
  • Nov 19 Rod Mapstone, Australian long jumper (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 20 Chris Harris, cricketer (son of Zin NZ all-rounder in ODI's)
  • Nov 20 Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men's pole vaulter (Oly-11th-1996)
  • Nov 20 Malvin Hunter, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 20 Richard Dickson Reid, NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 20 Silvia Sommaggio, Italian 5k runner
  • Nov 20 Callie Thorne, American actor
  • Nov 21 Ken Griffey, Jr., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
  • Nov 22 Byron Houston, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Nov 22 John Parrella, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Nov 22 Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)
  • Nov 22 Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer
  • Nov 24 Romesh Kaluwitharana, cricket (big-hit SL batsman, ton on Test debut)
  • Nov 24 Rob Nicholson, American musician
  • Nov 25 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Nov 25 Donald Reynolds, WLAF defensive tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Nov 25 Jacqueline Hennessy, Edmonton, actress (Dead Ringers)
  • Nov 25 Jillian Hennessy, Edmonton, twin actress (Claire-Law & Order, Paper)
  • Nov 26 Sam Militello, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Shawn Kemp, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Nov 26 Kara Walker, American artist
  • Nov 28 Dale Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • Nov 28 Doug Petersen, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Nov 28 Marc Spindler, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets, Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 28 Nick Knight, cricketer (England opening batsman 1995- )
  • Nov 28 Pedro Astacio, Hato Mayor Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Nov 28 Pio Sagapolutele, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 28 Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Nov 28 Sonia O'Sullivan, Ireland, 5k runner (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • Nov 29 Ben Iroha, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Nov 29 Craig Evans, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Nov 29 J-Me Carney, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
  • Nov 4 Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • Nov 4 Ferenc Szabo, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 5 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • Nov 5 Lloyd Corrigan, actor (Prof McKillup-Hank), dies at 69
  • Nov 6 Augustin Lara, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 8 Kam Tong, actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Mr Garlund), dies at 62
  • Nov 8 Vesto Slipher, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • Nov 11 Frank Newburg, actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
  • Nov 12 Louis van Tulder, tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77
  • Nov 15 Roy D'Arcy, actor (Lovers, Actress), dies at 75

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Nov 18 Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Nov 18 Leon Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 18 Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • Nov 21 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • Nov 22 Acario Cotapos, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 28 Roy Barcroft, actor (Eyes of Texas, Son of Zorro), dies at 67