What Happened in 1969 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 740

  • Aug 22 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • Aug 22 Gloria O Smith (NY) crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • Aug 23 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno
  • Aug 23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • Aug 23 30th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 24 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
  • Aug 24 Peru nationalizes US oil interests
  • Aug 25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • Aug 27 Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 27 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • Aug 29 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 30 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
  • Aug 30 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
  • Aug 30 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
  • Aug 30 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
  • Aug 31 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Sep 2 NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
  • Sep 2 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
  • Sep 2 The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • Sep 5 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
  • Sep 6 "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
  • Sep 8 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • Sep 8 US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
  • Sep 9 Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
  • Sep 9 Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
  • Sep 9 Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
  • Sep 9 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 89th Men's U.S. Open: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 83rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 10 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • Sep 10 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 13 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • Sep 13 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
  • Sep 14 Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
  • Sep 15 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • Sep 18 Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
  • Sep 20 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • Sep 20 Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
  • Sep 20 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
  • Sep 21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 21 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • Sep 21 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • Sep 22 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 23 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
  • Sep 23 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 23 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Robert Redford
  • Sep 24 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • Sep 24 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • Sep 24 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • Sep 24 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • Sep 26 The Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
  • Sep 26 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
  • Sep 26 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 28 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • Sep 28 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • Sep 28 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
  • Sep 29 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
  • Sep 29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 29 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • Sep 29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • Sep 29 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • Sep 30 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
  • Oct 1 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
  • Oct 1 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
  • Oct 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 2 Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473
  • Oct 2 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • Oct 4 Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Bkln Myrtle Beach
  • Oct 4 UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
  • Oct 4 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
  • Oct 5 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 5 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
  • Oct 5 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Oct 6 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 7 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 8 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Oct 9 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
  • Oct 11 -28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Oct 11 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days
  • Oct 11 Three people shot dead during street violence in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast
  • Oct 12 1st time 5 people in space
  • Oct 12 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,336

  • May 12 Kevin Nalty, famed YouTuber
  • May 13 Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • May 13 Buckethead [Brain Carroll], American underground guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 AndrĂ© Schmechta, German musician (X Marks the Pedwalk)
  • May 14 David William Wood, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 14 Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (Elizabeth, Galadriel-The Lord of the Rings), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 15 Emmitt Smith, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • May 15 Holly McPeak, Manhattan Beach CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • May 15 Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player
  • May 15 Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
  • May 16 Marcel Schewe, cricketer (Holland wicket-keeper 1996 World Cup)
  • May 16 Steven Earl Lewis, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Tracey Gold, actress (Carol-Growing Pains, Incredible Sunday), born in NYC, New York
  • May 16 David Boreanaz, American actor (Angel, Bones), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 16 Tucker Carlson, American television commentator
  • May 16 Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • May 17 Aaron Ruffin, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • May 17 Craig Erickson, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
  • May 17 Paige Turco, actress (Melanie-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 17 Ujesh Ranchod, cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)
  • May 17 Thom Filicia, American television personality
  • May 17 Alan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
  • May 18 Jean-Chris. Filippin, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • May 18 Martika, [Marta Marrero], Cuba, singer (Toy Soldiers)
  • May 19 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 19 David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-silver-88)
  • May 19 Kevin Scott, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • May 19 Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • May 20 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
  • May 20 Suzanne Lawrence, Humble Texas, Miss Texas-America (1991) (4th)
  • May 20 Brian Gerard James, American professional wrestler
  • May 21 Reid Simpson, Flin Flon, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • May 21 Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
  • May 21 Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
  • May 22 Tim Wiley, Lexington Mass, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • May 22 Vaughn Eshelman, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Pat Hurst, San Leandro CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Rolex Rookie of the Year)
  • May 23 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
  • May 24 Martin McCague, cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94)
  • May 24 Rich Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 25 Anne Heche, American actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano), born in Aurora, Ohio

Actress Anne Heche
Anne Heche
  • May 25 Matt Borlenghi, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 25 Stacy London, American fashion consultant
  • May 26 John Baird, Canadian politician
  • May 26 Musetta Vander, South African actress
  • May 27 Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 27 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • May 27 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 27 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • May 27 Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • May 27 Dondre Whitfield, American actor
  • May 28 Bob Meeks, WLAF corner (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 28 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • May 28 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • May 29 Toby Borland, Quitman LA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • May 29 Wiltrud Probst, Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open)
  • May 29 Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
  • May 31 Juliet Haslam, Adelaide SA Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 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)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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