Historical Events in August 1969

  • Aug 1 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
  • Aug 1 36th Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • Aug 1 Mariner 6 sends close-up photos of Mars

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Aug 2 Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

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Aug 2 US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Aug 3 Cincinnati Reds with 25 hits & 10 runs in 5th edge Philadelphia Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium
  • Aug 5 Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell smashes first and longest home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium; the incomparable shot off Alan Foster, measures 506 feet
  • Aug 5 Mariner 7 flies past Mars
  • Aug 5 The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin
  • Aug 9 "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
  • Aug 9 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
  • Aug 10 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • Aug 10 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
  • Aug 11 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • Aug 12 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million

  • Aug 12 Battle of the Bogside: RUC officers, backed by loyalists, entered the nationalist Bogside in armoured cars and tried to suppress the riot by using CS gas, water cannon and eventually firearms; the almost continuous rioting lasted for two days
  • Aug 13 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • Aug 13 Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
  • Aug 14 NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
  • Aug 14 In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
  • Aug 14 British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner

Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

Aug 15 Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm
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  • Aug 16 First performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Auditorium Theater, Chicago)
  • Aug 16 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
  • Aug 16 Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY
  • Aug 16 V.V. Giri is elected the fourth President of India
  • Aug 17 Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
  • Aug 17 PGA Championship, NCR GC: Ray Floyd wins by 1 stroke from South African Gary Player
  • Aug 17 NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)

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Aug 18 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

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Aug 18 Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Aug 19 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • Aug 20 69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)
  • Aug 21 Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
  • Aug 22 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • Aug 22 Gloria O Smith (NY) crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • Aug 23 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • Aug 23 30th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 24 Peru nationalizes US oil interests
  • Aug 25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • Aug 27 Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
  • Aug 27 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)

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Aug 29 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • Aug 29 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 30 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
  • Aug 30 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
  • Aug 30 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
  • Aug 30 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
  • Aug 31 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival