July 1969 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
  • Jul 1 Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
  • Jul 2 Ireland bowl out West Indies for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
  • Jul 4 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 4 The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
  • Jul 6 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • Jul 7 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
  • Jul 7 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • Jul 8 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
  • Jul 8 IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
  • Jul 10 Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • Jul 12 As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many familles in Belfast are forced to move from their homes
  • Jul 13 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • Jul 13 North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."
  • Jul 14 "Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins
  • Jul 14 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • Jul 14 A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
  • Jul 14 Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry
  • Jul 15 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season

1stApollo 11 Bootprint

Jul 16 Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon

  • Jul 19 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 20 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
  • Jul 21 Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
  • Jul 21 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
  • Jul 22 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
  • Jul 22 USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
  • Jul 23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 24 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
  • Jul 25 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
  • Jul 25 Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
  • Jul 26 Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
  • Jul 29 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
  • Jul 31 Mariner 6 makes its closest approach to planet Mars at 3410 km
  • Jul 31 National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Matthew Cox, American convicted felon
  • Jul 13 Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
  • Jul 15 Christina Novak, Miss Arizona USA (1996)
  • Jul 19 Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer
  • Jul 28 Dana White, UFC President
  • Jul 31 Kenneth D. Schisler, American politician

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Ben Alexander, dies at 58
  • Jul 5 Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • Jul 5 Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • Jul 7 Erskine Sanford, dies at 83
  • Jul 9 Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, dies
  • Jul 13 Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
  • Jul 15 Peter Van Eyck, dies after long illness at 56
  • Jul 19 Mary Jo Kopechne, in Ted Kennedy's car, drowns at 28
  • Jul 19 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • Jul 23 Deli Floyd, writer, dies
  • Jul 24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • Jul 28 Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)