Historical Events in June 1969

  • 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 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the 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.

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6th Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

7th "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 7th 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8

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7th Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 7th Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
  • 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

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8th General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 8th KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

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8th Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 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
  • 9th Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • 11th "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK
  • 13th Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

14th John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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14th Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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)
  • 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

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20th 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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20th Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 20th Breakaway 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 Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

23rd Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 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
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

29th 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

29th On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 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