What Happened on June 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 21st Emmy Awards: "Get Smart", Don Adams and Susan St James win

French Open Men's Tennis

French Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver wins second leg of his 2nd Grand Slam; beats fellow Australian Ken Rosewall 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Franco Closes Gibraltar Border

General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

Brian Jones Leaves Rolling Stones

Guitarist Brian Jones is asked to leave The Rolling Stones, replaced by Mick Taylor

  • KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

Mickey Mantle Day

MLB legend Mickey Mantle gives his farewell retirement speech during "Mickey Mantle Day" at Yankee Stadium, 60,096 see #7 retired

  • Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Sutcliffe, Canadian American actor (Gilmore Girls), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Glenn Rogers Jr, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • J.P. Manoux, American actor, born in Fresno, California
  • Laurel Martin, American field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
  • Marcos Siega, American director and producer (The Vampire Diaries), born in New York City
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), dies of lung cancer at 57

About June 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles With Billy Preston
  • UK #1 Song: The Ballad of John And Yoko - The Beatles