1969 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 404

  • Mar 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 22 "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • Mar 23 Rally for Decency (Miami)
  • Mar 25 Andes Pact signed in Peru
  • Mar 25 Pakistan Gen Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as pres
  • Mar 25 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968
  • Mar 26 Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Neth goes into use
  • Mar 26 Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
  • Mar 27 Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston
  • Mar 27 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
  • Mar 28 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
  • Mar 29 Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
  • Mar 30 Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics
  • Apr 1 Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corporation
  • Apr 1 The Hawker Siddeley Harrier (vertical take-off fighter) enters service with the RAF.
  • Apr 3 Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
  • Apr 4 Denton Cooley gets 1st temporary artificial heart
  • Apr 5 Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
  • Apr 7 Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
  • Apr 7 The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
  • Apr 9 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
  • Apr 13 Closure of the Brisbane tramway network.
  • 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

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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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman

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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.
  • May 1 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 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 4 Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody" premieres in NYC

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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 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 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
  • 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 Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
  • May 18 Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
  • 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 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 Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
  • May 25 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
  • May 26 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
  • May 27 Walt Disney World construction begins
  • 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 Gibraltar adopts constitution
  • May 30 People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
  • May 30 Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao
  • May 31 "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 120 of 120

  • Oct 21 Tracy Yarbrough, Miss Idaho USA (1996)
  • Oct 30 Brittany Gae Thompson, Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)
  • Nov 12 Ian Bremmer, American political scientist
  • Nov 12 Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim
  • Nov 13 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • Nov 13 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • Nov 15 Shane Mack, American politician
  • Nov 22 Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)
  • Nov 22 Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • Nov 26 Kara Walker, American artist
  • Dec 8 Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)
  • Dec 11 Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster
  • Dec 12 Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)

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Dec 16 Lei Jun, Chinese Businessman and founder of Xiaomi Inc, born in Xiantao, Hubei

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun
  • Dec 17 Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist
  • Dec 22 Marcie Aguilar, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Dec 25 Bernhard Jr, Prince of Netherlands
  • Dec 27 Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
  • Dec 28 Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer
  • Dec 31 Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 110 of 110

  • Nov 5 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • Nov 8 Vesto Slipher, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory

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Nov 18 Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Nov 21 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • Dec 2 Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies
  • Dec 4 Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered
  • Dec 13 Raymond A Spruance, US admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83
  • Dec 17 Arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
  • Dec 22 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67