1969 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 386 of 386

  • 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 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
  • Oct 16 Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • 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
  • Oct 18 Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
  • Oct 18 Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter arrested for marijuana possession
  • Oct 18 Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
  • Oct 19 Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)

  • Oct 21 Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
  • Oct 21 Leonard Gersh's "Butterflies are Free" premieres in NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 21 German statesman Willy Brandt is elected chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Oct 21 Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
  • Oct 22 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • Oct 22 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
  • Oct 27 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to John Tinbergen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization known as Nader's Raiders

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • Oct 27 St Vincent & Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
  • Oct 29 Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once"
  • Oct 29 Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 31 Eastside race riot in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 3 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • Nov 6 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det)
  • Nov 9 "Bridge over Troubled Water" single recorded by Simon & Garfunkel
  • Nov 12 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
  • Nov 12 Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
  • Nov 12 US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • Nov 14 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • Nov 14 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • Nov 15 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
  • Nov 15 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)

VietnamVietnam War Moratorium Demonstration

Nov 15 An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium demonstration across the United States
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  • Nov 15 Wendy's Hamburgers, American fast food restaurant chains founded by Dave Thomas opens in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 16 1968 Mỹ Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
  • Nov 17 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • Nov 19 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad & Alan Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon
  • Nov 20 Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • Nov 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22 Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • Nov 24 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • Nov 24 West German President Heinemann visits The Netherlands
  • Nov 24 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
  • Nov 26 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Nov 26 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • Nov 28 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 1 US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • Dec 1 LAPD Police Chief Edward Davis announces warrants for the arrest of the Manson cult for murder
  • Dec 2 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • Dec 3 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Dec 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 5 Four-node ARPANET network is established
  • Dec 6 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Dec 8 Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
  • Dec 8 Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
  • Dec 11 Libya adopts constitution
  • Dec 12 Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
  • Dec 12 Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing - The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
  • Dec 13 Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"
  • Dec 14 "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
  • Dec 14 Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
  • Dec 14 Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
  • Dec 15 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
  • Dec 15 San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
  • Dec 16 British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty
  • Dec 16 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
  • Dec 17 USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
  • Dec 18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 21 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
  • Dec 25 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • Dec 25 India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 28 Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
  • Dec 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 31 Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi

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