Historical Events on June 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win
  • 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)

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Brian Jones is asked to leave The Rolling Stones

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts

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General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

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

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
  • Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open