Historical Events for June 1969

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1st - Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
2nd - Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
2nd - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
3rd - Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
4th - Beatles release Ballad Of John & Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US
4th - Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group
4th - 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
5th - Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
5th - Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
5th - The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
6th - Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
7th - "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV
7th - 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
7th - Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
7th - Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 7th - Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
8th - "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
8th - 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win
8th - Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
8th - General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
8th - KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
8th - Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
8th - Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
8th - Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
8th - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
8th - 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
8th - 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
9th - Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 9th - Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
11th - "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK
13th - Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones
14th - John & Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show
14th - Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
15th - "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
15th - 69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston
15th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
15th - Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
15th - 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
16th - Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
17th - "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 18th - 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
19th - State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
20th - 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
20th - Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France
20th - White Rhodesia agrees to race separation
21st - 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
21st - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
21st - John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
21st - Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
22nd - Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
22nd - Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou 22nd - Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
22nd - The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
23rd - French government of Couve de Murville resigns
23rd - Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
23rd - Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
23rd - 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
25th - Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
25th - 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear
27th - 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 27th - Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
27th - Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
28th - John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
28th - Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
29th - 1st Jewish worship service at White House
29th - 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
29th - On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
30th - Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
30th - Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
30th - 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

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