Historical Events in 1969 (Part 4)

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  • Oct 12 KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
  • Oct 12 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 7 is launched
  • Oct 13 1st time 7 people in space
  • Oct 13 Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
  • Oct 13 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 8 is launched
  • Oct 14 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • Oct 14 Race riots in Springfield Mass
  • Oct 14 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0
  • Oct 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 14 The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971.
  • Oct 15 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • Oct 15 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • Oct 15 NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • Oct 15 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
  • Oct 15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 15 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Oct 16 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • Oct 16 Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • Oct 16 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • Oct 17 NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
  • Oct 17 Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
  • Oct 17 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
  • Oct 18 Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
  • Oct 18 Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter arrested for marijuana possession

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Oct 18 Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • Oct 18 Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
  • Oct 19 J Bock & S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • Oct 19 Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 19 Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
  • Oct 19 20th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 26 points
  • Oct 20 WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
  • Oct 21 Leonard Gersh's "Butterflies are Free" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany
  • Oct 21 Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
  • Oct 22 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • Oct 22 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
  • Oct 23 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Oct 24 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
  • Oct 26 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 26 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 27 Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen

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Oct 27 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • Oct 27 St Vincent & Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
  • Oct 29 Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once"
  • Oct 29 Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 30 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast

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Oct 31 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Oct 31 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
  • Nov 1 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks
  • Nov 2 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
  • Nov 2 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
  • Nov 3 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • Nov 6 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 7 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 10 "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
  • Nov 11 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK

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Nov 11 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
  • Nov 12 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
  • Nov 12 Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
  • Nov 12 US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • Nov 12 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 13 VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion
  • Nov 14 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • Nov 14 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • Nov 15 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
  • Nov 15 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
  • Nov 15 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War

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Nov 15 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • Nov 15 Wendy's Hamburgers opens
  • Nov 16 1968 Mỹ Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
  • Nov 16 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • Nov 17 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • Nov 19 Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon
  • Nov 19 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 20 Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • Nov 20 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

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Nov 20 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • Nov 20 SF Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
  • Nov 21 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • Nov 24 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • Nov 24 West German president Heinemann visits Netherlands
  • Nov 24 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial

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Nov 25 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 25 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • Nov 26 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Nov 26 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • Nov 28 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 29 The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
  • Nov 29 34th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 49-26 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 1 US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • Dec 1 LAPD Police Chief Edward Davis annouces warrants for the arrest of the Manson cult for murder
  • Dec 2 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 2 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • Dec 3 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Dec 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 6 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Dec 6 300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
  • Dec 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Dec 8 Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
  • Dec 8 Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
  • Dec 11 Libya adopts constitution

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Dec 12 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 12 Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
  • Dec 12 Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
  • Dec 12 Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing - The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
  • Dec 13 Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"
  • Dec 13 Billy Martin fired as Twins' manager
  • Dec 14 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
  • Dec 14 Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
  • Dec 14 Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
  • Dec 15 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
  • Dec 15 SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
  • Dec 16 British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty
  • Dec 16 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
  • Dec 17 USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
  • Dec 18 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • Dec 18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • Dec 19 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
  • Dec 20 Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1
  • Dec 21 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
  • Dec 21 Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
  • Dec 22 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
  • Dec 25 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • Dec 25 India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91

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Dec 28 Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 28 Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
  • Dec 29 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
  • Dec 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 31 Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi