Historical Events in August 1969

  • 1st 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
  • 1st 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • 1st Mariner 6 sends close-up photos of Mars

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2nd Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

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2nd US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 3rd Reds beats Phillies 19-17
  • 3rd Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • 4th Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
  • 5th Mariner 7 flies past Mars
  • 5th Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
  • 5th The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin
  • 6th Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
  • 9th "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
  • 9th Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
  • 10th Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • 10th Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
  • 11th Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
  • 11th Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • 12th Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
  • 12th Battle of the Bogside: RUC officers, backed by loyalists, entered the nationalist Bogside in armoured cars and tried to suppress the riot by using CS gas, water cannon and eventually firearms; the almost continuous rioting lasted for two days
  • 13th Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 13th Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
  • 14th NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
  • 14th In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
  • 14th The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner

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15th Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

  • 16th WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
  • 16th Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY
  • 17th Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)

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17th 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 17th Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
  • 17th NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)

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18th Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

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18th Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 19th Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • 20th 69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)
  • 21st Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
  • 22nd Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • 22nd Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • 23rd Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno
  • 23rd France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • 23rd 30th Venice Film Festival opens
  • 24th Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
  • 24th Peru nationalizes US oil interests
  • 25th Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • 27th Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
  • 27th Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)

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