What Happened in 1969 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 740

  • Oct 12 KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
  • Oct 12 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 7 is launched
  • Oct 13 1st time 7 people in space
  • Oct 13 Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
  • Oct 13 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 8 is launched
  • Oct 14 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • Oct 14 Race riots in Springfield Mass
  • Oct 14 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0
  • Oct 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 14 The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971.
  • Oct 15 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • Oct 15 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • Oct 15 NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • Oct 15 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
  • Oct 15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 15 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Oct 16 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • Oct 16 Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • Oct 16 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • Oct 17 NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
  • Oct 17 Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
  • Oct 17 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
  • Oct 18 Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
  • Oct 18 Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter arrested for marijuana possession

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • Oct 18 Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
  • Oct 19 J Bock & S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • Oct 19 Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 19 Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
  • Oct 19 20th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 26 points
  • Oct 20 WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
  • Oct 21 Leonard Gersh's "Butterflies are Free" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany
  • Oct 21 Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
  • Oct 22 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • Oct 22 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
  • Oct 23 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Oct 24 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
  • Oct 26 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 26 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 27 Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • Oct 27 St Vincent & Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
  • Oct 29 Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once"
  • Oct 29 Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 30 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Oct 31 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rocker Jim Morrison
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 Wash DC against Vietnam War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
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 Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Dec 1 US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • Dec 1 LAPD Police Chief Edward Davis annouces warrants for the arrest of the Manson cult for murder
  • Dec 2 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,336

  • 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)
  • Jun 29 Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
  • Jun 29 Claude Béchard, Canadian politician
  • Jun 29 Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American actor
  • Jun 30 Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 30 Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
  • Jun 30 Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 sailor (Oly-4th-96)
  • Jun 30 Sanath Jayasuriya, cricketer (Sri Lankan open bat MVP-1996 World Cup)
  • Jul 1 Gary Brown, NFL running back (Houston Oilers)
  • Jul 1 Graham Lloyd, cricketer (son of David, Lancashire batsman, Eng ODI 96)
  • Jul 2 Matthew Cox, American convicted felon

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 2 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
  • Jul 3 Elan Carter, Nutley NJ, playmate (June, 1994)
  • Jul 3 Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Jul 4 David Wittman 1.5k runner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 4 Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 5 Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jul 5 John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)
  • Jul 5 John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jul 5 Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jul 5 RZA, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • Jul 5 Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer (Orange is the New Black), born in Los Angeles
  • Jul 6 Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
  • Jul 6 Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • Jul 6 Brian Van Holt, American actor
  • Jul 7 Amy Carlson, Elmhurst Il, actress (Josie-Another World) [1969-Approx]
  • Jul 7 Cree Summer, actress (Freddie-Different World)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 7 Joe Sakic, Canadian NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Jul 7 Sylke Otto, German luger
  • Jul 7 Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer
  • Jul 7 Robin Weigert, American actress
  • Jul 8 Bobby Ayala, Oxnard CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jul 8 Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jul 8 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 8 Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-4th-1995)
  • Jul 8 Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
  • Jul 8 Sugizo Japanese guitarist and singer
  • Jul 9 Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 9 Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jul 9 Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
  • Jul 10 Marty Cordova, outfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 10 Gale Harold, American actor
  • Jul 10 Alexandra Hedison, American actress

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