What Happened in 1969 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 740

  • May 21 Robert F. Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death: later commuted to life imprisonmnet
  • May 21 Slovan Bratislava of Czechoslovakia win 9th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona of Spain 3-2 in Basel

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May 21 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • May 21 Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
  • May 22 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
  • May 23 BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • May 23 Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
  • May 23 The Who release rock opera "Tommy"
  • May 23 22nd Cannes Film Festival: "If..." directed by Lindsay Anderson wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 24 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks

Film release premierFilm Release

May 25 "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman (Best Picture 1970)

  • May 25 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • May 25 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
  • May 26 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth

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May 26 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their 2nd bed-in for peace (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)

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

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May 27 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • May 27 Walt Disney World construction begins
  • May 28 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • May 29 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
  • May 29 General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
  • May 30 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
  • May 30 Gibraltar adopts constitution
  • May 30 People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
  • May 30 Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao

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May 30 Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • May 31 "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 132 performances
  • May 31 "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8

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May 31 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

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May 31 Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • 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.

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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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
  • Jul 1 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,336

  • Mar 14 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 15 Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 15 Rona Ambrose, Canadian politician
  • Mar 15 Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
  • Mar 15 Kim Raver, American actress
  • Mar 15 Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
  • Mar 15 Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
  • Mar 16 Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)
  • Mar 16 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 16 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • Mar 17 Andrew McMarlin, Vienna VA, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Mar 17 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 17 Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
  • Mar 17 [Lee] Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 2010)
  • Mar 18 Michael Dumas, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 18 Shaun Udal, cricketer (Hants off-spinner, England to Aust 1994-95)
  • Mar 18 Sheila Taormina, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Mar 18 Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian chess player
  • Mar 19 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Mar 19 Michael Bergin, model (Coca Cola)/actor
  • Mar 19 Scott Alexander Brownlee, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Mar 19 Gary Jules, American singer and songwriter
  • Mar 19 Connor Trinneer, American actor
  • Mar 20 Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-silver-96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Mar 20 Konstantine Starikovitch, Podolsk Russia, 238lbs US weightlift (Oly-96)
  • Mar 20 Sharon Manning, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • Mar 20 Thang Thanh Nguyen, Soc Trang Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • Mar 20 Mannie Fresh, American producer
  • Mar 21 Jennifer Lyn Jackson, playmate (April, 1989), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 21 Mark Allen, Australia, Australian golfer
  • Mar 21 Ali Daei, Iranian footballer
  • Mar 22 Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 22 Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)
  • Mar 24 Yoko Zetterlund, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 25 Dale Davis, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • Mar 25 Dan Wilson, Arlington Height IL, catcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Mar 25 Guy Newman, Australian water polo goalie (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 25 Scott Sanders, Hannibal MO, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Mar 25 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Mar 26 Beth Howell, Clinton Mississippi, Miss Mississippi-America (1991)
  • Mar 26 Luke Richardson, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Mar 26 Vikram Rathour, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-)
  • Mar 27 Tom Beer, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 27 Kevin Corrigan, American actor
  • Mar 27 Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer
  • Mar 28 Craig Paquette, infielder (KC Royals), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 28 Earnest Stewart, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Mar 28 Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Mar 28 Salt, rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
  • Mar 28 Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Mar 28 Brett Ratner, American film director
  • Mar 28 Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter
  • Mar 29 Darren Chandler, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mar 29 James Atkin, rocker (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • Mar 29 Jeff Blackshear, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 29 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (NO Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Mar 29 Kai Nurminen, Turku FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • Mar 29 [Jane] Kim[berly] Batten, McRae Georgia, 400m hurdler (Oly-silver-96)
  • Mar 30 Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)
  • Mar 30 Mark Astley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Mar 31 Kevin Sargent, NFL tackle/guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Mar 31 Steve Smith, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 31 Samantha Brown, American television host
  • Mar 31 Nyamko Sabuni, Swedish politician
  • Apr 1 Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-1988, 92, 96)
  • Apr 1 Arnaud Boetsch, Meulam France, tennis star (1985 European Junior)
  • Apr 1 Frank Castillo, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Apr 1 John Forest, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Apr 1 Kevin Dean, Madison, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
  • Apr 1 Traci Lin-Tavi, actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 2 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)

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Apr 2 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • Apr 3 David Morland, North Bay Ont, golfer (1992 Trafalgar Rookie of Year)
  • Apr 3 Reid Hayston, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Apr 3 Rodney Hampton, NFL running back (NY Giants)

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Apr 3 Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman (Chairman of Dreamworks Animation), born in Chicago, Illinois

Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson
  • Apr 4 Anthony Tucker, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • Apr 4 Carlos Reyes, pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 4 Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Apr 4 Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Apr 6 Andy Harmon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 6 Ari Meyers, San Juan PR, actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie)
  • Apr 6 Bret Boone, El Cajon CA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Apr 6 Brian Williams, NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • Apr 6 Jack Canfora, American playwright

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Apr 6 Paul Rudd, American actor (Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Actor Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
  • Apr 7 Clark Sheehan, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7 Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Apr 7 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 7 Ricky Bones, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yanks), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 7 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 8 Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Apr 9 Amy Feng, Tianjin China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 9 Karl Krikken, cricketer (Derbyshire 1989-, wicketkeeper)
  • Apr 9 Timothy Young, rower (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 10 Billy Jacoby, Flushing NY, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie)
  • Apr 10 Dennis Vial, Sault Ste-Marie Ca, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • Apr 10 Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores)
  • Apr 10 William Jayne, American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Flushing, New York
  • Apr 10 Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter

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