Historical Events in July 1969

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

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Jul 1 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jul 1 Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
  • Jul 2 Ireland bowl out West Indies for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
  • Jul 2 Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
  • Jul 3 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
  • Jul 4 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK

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Jul 4 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 76th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie Jean King (3-6 6-3 6-2)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 4 The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 83rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 5 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park

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Jul 6 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Jul 6 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • Jul 7 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
  • Jul 7 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • Jul 8 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
  • Jul 8 IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
  • Jul 9 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • Jul 10 Chilean Association of Librarians created

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 11 David Bowie releases the single "Space Oddity" 9 days before Apollo 11 lands on the moon

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jul 11 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
  • Jul 12 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 12 As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many familles in Belfast are forced to move from their homes
  • Jul 13 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • Jul 13 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
  • Jul 13 North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."
  • Jul 14 "Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins
  • Jul 14 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • Jul 14 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 14 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • Jul 14 A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
  • Jul 14 Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry
  • Jul 15 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • Jul 15 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season

1stApollo 11 Bootprint

Jul 16 Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon

  • Jul 18 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
  • Jul 19 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

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Jul 20 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
  • Jul 20 Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 20 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 21 Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
  • Jul 21 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
  • Jul 22 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
  • Jul 22 USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
  • Jul 23 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Wash DC
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
  • Jul 23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 24 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

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Jul 24 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jul 25 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
  • Jul 25 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
  • Jul 25 Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
  • Jul 26 Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 27 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 29 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
  • Jul 30 Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets

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Jul 30 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Pianist Liberace
  • Jul 30 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 Mariner 6 makes its closest approach to planet Mars at 3410 km
  • Jul 31 National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La