Historical Events in 1969 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 718

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 5 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park

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Jul 6 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Jul 6 Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
  • Jul 7 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
  • 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 9 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • Jul 10 Chilean Association of Librarians created

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 11 David Bowie releases the single "Space Oddity" 9 days before Apollo 11 lands on the moon

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jul 11 Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
  • Jul 12 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
  • 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."

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 14 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

  • Jul 14 "Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins
  • Jul 14 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 14 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.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 15 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • Jul 15 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
  • Jul 18 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
  • Jul 19 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 20 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step out from Apollo spacecraft 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
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
  • Jul 20 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 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

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Jul 22 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Jul 22 USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
  • Jul 23 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)
  • Jul 23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 24 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
  • Jul 25 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 27 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 29 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars

  • Jul 30 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets

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Jul 30 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • Jul 30 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 31 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 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, Lousiana
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Sep 2 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
  • Sep 2 The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • Sep 5 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
  • Sep 6 "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
  • Sep 7 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship; his 6th F1 win of the season
  • Sep 8 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • Sep 8 US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
  • Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Court wins her 3rd US title and 16th Grand Slam singles event; beats Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-2
  • Sep 9 Allegheny Airlines flight 853 collides with a Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills all 83 occupants
  • Sep 9 Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
  • Sep 9 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to claim his record second Grand Slam
  • Sep 10 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • Sep 10 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 13 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • Sep 13 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 13 "Scooby-Doo Where are You" by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Sep 14 Male voters of Swiss Canton Schaffhausen reject female suffrage
  • Sep 15 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • Sep 18 Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw

  • Sep 20 Virtual band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
  • Sep 20 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
  • Sep 21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 21 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • Sep 21 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • Sep 22 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 23 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
  • Sep 23 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 23 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Outlaw
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • Sep 24 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • Sep 24 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • Sep 24 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • Sep 24 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • Sep 26 The Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
  • Sep 26 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
  • Sep 26 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 28 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • Sep 28 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • Sep 28 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
  • Sep 29 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6

  • Sep 29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 29 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • Sep 29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • Sep 29 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • Sep 30 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
  • Oct 1 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
  • Oct 1 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
  • Oct 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 2 Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
  • Oct 2 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • Oct 4 Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach
  • Oct 4 UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
  • Oct 4 MLB holds first league championship games; National League Championship Series: New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves, 9-5; Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3 in American League Championship Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • Oct 6 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 7 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 8 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Oct 9 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
  • Oct 10 "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded
  • Oct 11 -28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Oct 11 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days
  • Oct 11 Three people shot dead during street violence in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast
  • Oct 12 1st time 5 people in space
  • Oct 12 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN
  • Oct 12 KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
  • Oct 12 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 7 is launched
  • Oct 13 1st time 7 people in space
  • Oct 13 Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
  • Oct 13 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 8 is launched
  • Oct 14 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • Oct 14 Race riots in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Oct 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 14 The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971
  • Oct 15 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • Oct 15 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • Oct 15 NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • Oct 15 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
  • Oct 15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 15 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Oct 16 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1
  • Oct 16 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • Oct 16 Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • Oct 16 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • Oct 17 NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
  • Oct 17 Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
  • Oct 17 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth