June 1969 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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.
  • Jun 7 Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1

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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 Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
  • Jun 9 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • 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 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 22 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
  • Jun 22 Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • 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 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 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear
  • 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 Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
  • Jun 29 1st Jewish worship service at White House
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 8 Marcos Siega, American director
  • Jun 9 Eric Wynalda, American footballer
  • Jun 10 Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • Jun 13 Søren Nystrøm Rasted
  • Jun 14 Michael Gerber, American parody author
  • Jun 17 Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete
  • Jun 18 Christopher Largen, American author
  • Jun 19 Thomas Breitling, American entrepreneur
  • Jun 21 Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier
  • Jun 25 Alina Ivanova, Ukraine, race walker (indoor 3K world record)
  • Jun 29 Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
  • Jun 29 Claude Béchard, Canadian politician

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine

Deaths in History

  • Jun 11 John L Lewis, formed (Congress of Industrial Org), dies at 89
  • Jun 12 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • Jun 16 Harold RLG 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, British field marshal, dies at 78
  • Jun 16 John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57
  • Jun 21 Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, 1st woman grand slam (1953), dies at 34
  • Jun 24 Maria Belgado, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 24 Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 29 Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies