Historical Events in 1969 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 740

  • Apr 7 Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material

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Apr 7 Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Apr 7 The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
  • Apr 8 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
  • Apr 8 Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
  • Apr 9 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
  • Apr 9 Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
  • Apr 12 Simon & Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
  • Apr 13 33rd Masters Golf Tournament: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
  • Apr 13 Closure of the Brisbane tramway network.
  • Apr 14 1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada)
  • Apr 14 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbara Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)
  • Apr 14 KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 14 Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
  • Apr 14 Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
  • Apr 15 North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea
  • Apr 17 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party
  • Apr 17 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0

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Apr 17 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating US Senator Robert F. Kennedy

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Apr 17 The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert
  • Apr 17 People's Democracy activist Bernadette Devlin becomes the youngest woman Member of Parliament ever elected to Westminster at 21 years old
  • Apr 18 Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
  • Apr 19 Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary
  • Apr 20 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope & 1776 win
  • Apr 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Apr 20 Bombs planted by Loyalists members of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers explode at Silent Valley reservoir in County Down and at an electricity pylon at Kilmore, County Armagh
  • Apr 21 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan 1st man in 2:13:49 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:22:46
  • Apr 21 The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings
  • Apr 22 1st human eye transplant performed

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Apr 22 Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
  • Apr 22 Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland
  • Apr 23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney

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Apr 23 LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • Apr 23 Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province China
  • Apr 23 Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
  • Apr 23 The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement
  • Apr 24 Marshall Lin Biao named Mao's designated successor as the sole Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China
  • Apr 24 Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians

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Apr 24 Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Apr 24 US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
  • Apr 24 Car firm British Leyland launch the Austin Maxi in Oporto Portugal
  • Apr 24 Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 25 5,400th & last episode of BBC Radio serial "The Dales" (formerly "Mrs Dale's Diary" )
  • Apr 26 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
  • Apr 26 "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
  • Apr 26 Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
  • Apr 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

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Apr 28 Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Apr 28 King Crismson with Greg Lake & Ian McDonald debuts
  • Apr 28 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.
  • Apr 28 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win
  • Apr 29 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances
  • Apr 30 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
  • Apr 30 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 1 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • May 1 Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • May 1 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000
  • May 1 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
  • May 1 James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister
  • May 2 British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
  • May 3 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 performances
  • May 3 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
  • May 4 Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody" premieres in NYC
  • May 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • May 4 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • May 5 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

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May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
  • May 6 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
  • May 7 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • May 7 Lt General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • May 8 Cambodia recognizes German DR
  • May 8 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Sacra Ritum Congregation
  • May 9 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
  • May 9 Following his release from prison Ian Paisley, North Ireland Loyalist holds a 'victory' meeting
  • May 10 Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space
  • May 10 Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
  • May 10 US troops begin attack on Hill 937 ("Hamburger Hill"), Vietnam
  • May 10 In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"
  • May 11 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 11 Monty Python comedy troupe forms
  • May 12 Kenneth H Wallis achieved record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH
  • May 13 Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • May 14 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
  • May 14 Last Chevrolet Corvair built
  • May 15 Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court

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May 16 Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 16 Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
  • May 16 US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF
  • May 16 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 16 Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere
  • May 16 Who's Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey charged with assault
  • May 17 "My Wife, My Dog, My Cat" by Maskman & The Agents hits #92
  • May 17 94th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6
  • May 17 Balt, Cleve & Pitts agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL
  • May 17 Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
  • May 18 "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • May 18 Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
  • May 18 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
  • May 20 US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
  • May 21 Robert F. Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death: later commuted to life imprisonmnet
  • May 21 Slovan Bratislava of Czechoslovakia win 9th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona of Spain 3-2 in Basel

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May 21 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • May 21 Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
  • May 22 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
  • May 23 BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • May 23 Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
  • May 23 The Who release rock opera "Tommy"
  • May 23 22nd Cannes Film Festival: "If..." directed by Lindsay Anderson wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 24 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks

Film release premierFilm Release

May 25 "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman (Best Picture 1970)

  • May 25 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • May 25 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
  • May 26 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth

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May 26 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their 2nd bed-in for peace (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)

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

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May 27 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • May 27 Walt Disney World construction begins
  • May 28 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • May 29 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
  • May 29 General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
  • May 30 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
  • May 30 Gibraltar adopts constitution
  • May 30 People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
  • May 30 Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao

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May 30 Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • May 31 "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 132 performances
  • May 31 "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8

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May 31 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

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May 31 Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Jun 1 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
  • Jun 2 Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
  • Jun 2 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
  • Jun 3 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
  • Jun 4 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the US
  • Jun 4 Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group
  • Jun 4 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
  • Jun 5 Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
  • Jun 5 Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jun 5 The International communist conference begins in Moscow.

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Jun 6 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

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

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

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Jun 7 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
  • Jun 7 Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
  • Jun 7 Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
  • Jun 8 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • Jun 8 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win
  • Jun 8 Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones

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Jun 8 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

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

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 8 Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
  • Jun 8 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
  • Jun 8 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 8 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
  • Jun 9 Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
  • Jun 9 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • Jun 11 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 13 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones
  • Jun 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show

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

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 15 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
  • Jun 15 69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston
  • Jun 15 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Jun 15 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
  • Jun 15 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
  • Jun 16 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
  • Jun 17 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
  • Jun 18 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
  • Jun 19 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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Jun 20 Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jun 20 Breakaway white Rhodesia agrees to race separation
  • Jun 21 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
  • Jun 21 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
  • Jun 21 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • Jun 21 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
  • Jun 22 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
  • Jun 22 Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • Jun 22 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
  • Jun 22 The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 23 French government of Couve de Murville resigns
  • Jun 23 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 23 Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Jun 23 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
  • Jun 25 Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
  • Jun 25 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 27 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
  • Jun 27 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
  • Jun 27 Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
  • Jun 28 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
  • Jun 28 Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
  • Jun 29 1st Jewish worship service at White House

Sport awardGolf Major

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

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 29 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
  • Jun 30 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
  • Jun 30 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
  • Jun 30 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
  • Jul 1 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales