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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1969 AD


January 1: Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's Los Angeles Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
January 2: "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 4 performances
January 2: Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted and Black," premieres in New York City
January 2: "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
January 3: Rep Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. seated by Congress
January 4: "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 4 performances
January 4: France begins arms embargo against Israel
January 5: Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman and Karl Shapiro
January 5: "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 82 performances
January 5: Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
January 5: U.S.S.R. Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
January 6: Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
January 6: WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
January 7: U.S. Congress doubles president salary
January 9: Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight from Bristol England
January 10: Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
January 10: U.S.S.R.'s Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
January 11: "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
January 11: Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
January 12: "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 355 performances
January 12: Superbowl III: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Joe Namath, New York Jets, quarterback
January 13: Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
January 14: 25 members of U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
January 14: Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
January 15: Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
January 15: Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
January 16: Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
January 17: Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
January 17: Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
January 17: Soyuz 5 lands
January 18: Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
January 19: AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
January 19: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
January 19: NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
January 20: Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as president
January 20: University of Arizona reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
January 21: 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
January 22: Billy Preston becomes 5th Beatle
January 22: "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 110 performances
January 22: Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
January 22: Roy Campanella and Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
January 23: Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
January 24: Queen Juliana appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
January 24: Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
January 25: US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
January 26: "Red, White, and Maddox" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 41 performances
January 27: 14 spies hung in Baghdad
January 27: 9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria
January 27: Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack and she dies Feb 5th
January 27: Noordiers vicar Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
January 28: 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
January 28: Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
January 29: Jimi Hendrix and Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
January 29: Sheahan and Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia vs. W Indies
January 30: Beatles perform their last gig together, a free concert
January 30: U.S. / Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
January 31: Beatles perform last live gig (42-minute concert on roof of Apple HQs)
January 31: Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA


February 1: Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
February 1: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
February 1: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
February 1: WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
February 2: KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
February 2: Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
February 3: "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 122 performances
February 3: The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO
February 4: 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cincinnati - Detroit, San Diego - Boston
February 4: Beatles appoint Eastman and Eastman, as general cousel to Apple
February 4: John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
February 4: Lonnie Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," premieres in New York City
February 4: Yassar Arafats takes over as chairman of PLO
February 5: "Turn-On," debuts and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
February 5: Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, Vice President, General Manager and head coach of Redskins
February 6: "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 132 performances
February 6: Jerry Herman's "Dear World," premieres in New York City
February 7: Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
February 7: Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major U.S. racetrack (Hialeah)
February 7: "This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV
February 8: Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
February 8: Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
February 9: KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
February 10: LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
February 11: Diana Crump becomes 1st U.S. woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
February 11: Dorey Funk, Jr. beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ
February 13: Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
February 13: Suriname government of Pengel resigns
February 17: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album (never released)
February 17: Golda Meir sworn in as Israel's 1st female prime minister
February 18: Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
February 18: PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
February 19: 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
February 21: 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)
February 21: Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators
February 22: Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major U.S. track
February 23: Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine
February 23: WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
February 24: Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby
February 25: Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
February 25: Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
February 25: Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
February 27: General Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via miltary coup
February 27: President Nixon visits West-Berlin
February 28: Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler and Ford of GBR
February 28: Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Rodnina and Ulanov of URS
February 28: Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colorado Springs won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR
February 28: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Tim Wood USA


March 1: After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
March 1: Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
March 1: New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires
March 1: "Red, White, and Maddox" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 41 performances
March 2: 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
March 2: Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
March 2: Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 14th Symphony
March 2: Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season
March 3: Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
March 5: Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
March 5: Gustav Heinemann elected president of West-Germany
March 5: Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw," premieres in London
March 7: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 8: Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
March 10: James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
March 12: 11th Grammy Awards: Mrs. Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix wins
March 12: Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
March 13: Apollo 9 returns to Earth
March 14: Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
March 14: Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI vs. New Zealand
March 15: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns
March 15: Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute
March 16: "1776" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 1217 performances
March 16: Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
March 16: Peter Stone and Sherman Edward's "1776," premieres in New York City
March 16: Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155
March 17: Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th PM
March 17: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open
March 18: "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 7 performances
March 19: British invade Anguilla
March 19: Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
March 20: Abebe Bikila's auto-accident, near Addis Ababa
March 20: Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
March 20: U.S. president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
March 21: John and Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam Hilton)
March 21: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 22: 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
March 22: "Billy" opens and closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 1 performance
March 22: "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 7 performances
March 23: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Charlotte Golf Invitational
March 23: Rally for Decency (Miami)
March 25: Andes Pact signed in Peru
March 25: John and Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
March 25: Pakistan General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president
March 26: Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
March 26: Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Netherlands goes into use
March 26: Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
March 27: Black Academy of Arts and Letters forms in Boston
March 27: Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
March 28: Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
March 29: Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
March 30: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational
March 31: George Harrison and Patti Boyd are fined 250 pounds each for illegal drugs


April 1: Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corp
April 1: Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
April 2: Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
April 4: Denton Cooley implanted 1st temporary artificial heart
April 7: Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
April 7: Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
April 7: Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yankees 8-4
April 8: 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats New York Mets 10-9
April 8: Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres and Pilots win their 1st games
April 9: 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
April 9: Chicago Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
April 11: South African president Frederik de Klerk marries Marike Willemse
April 12: Simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
April 13: 33rd Golf Masters Championship: George Archer wins, shooting a 281
April 14: 1st major league baseball game outside U.S. played (Montreal Canada)
April 14: 41st Academy Awards - "Oliver," C Robertson and K Hepburn/Striesand win
April 14: KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 14: Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
April 14: Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
April 15: North Korea shoots at U.S. airplane above Japanese sea
April 17: Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons
April 17: Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed
April 17: Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0
April 17: Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
April 17: The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert
April 18: Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
April 20: 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope and 1776 win
April 20: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
April 21: 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
April 22: 1st human eye transplant performed
April 22: Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
April 22: Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
April 23: ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
April 23: Los Angeles Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
April 23: Over 1000 mi flooded on Shantung Province China
April 23: Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
April 24: General Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
April 24: Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
April 24: Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumors he is dead
April 24: U.S. B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
April 25: BBC Radio serial "Dales" 5,400th and last episode
April 25: Last radio broadcast of "Mrs Dale's Diary" on BBS
April 26: "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 110 performances
April 26: Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
April 26: "George M!" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 435 performances
April 27: Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
April 28: Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France
April 28: King Crismson with Greg Lake and Ian McDonald debuts
April 29: "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 7 performances
April 30: Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
April 30: WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting


May 1: 43 Unification church couples wed in New York City
May 1: Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
May 1: Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000
May 2: British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York
May 3: 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
May 3: "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 7 performances
May 4: Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody," premieres in New York City
May 4: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
May 4: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St. Louis Blues in 4 games
May 5: 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
May 5: Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
May 7: 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
May 7: Robert E. Cushman, Jr., becomes deputy director of CIA
May 8: Cambodia recognizes East Germany
May 8: Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Sacra Ritum Congregation
May 9: BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
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: U.S. troop begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger Hill
May 11: Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
May 11: Monty Python comedy troupe forms
May 12: Kenneth H. Wallis achieved record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH
May 14: Abortion and contraception legalized in Canada
May 14: Last Chevrolet Corsair built
May 15: Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court
May 16: Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute
May 16: Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
May 16: U.S. nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off San Francisco
May 16: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 16: Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere
May 16: Who's Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey charged with assault
May 17: 95th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6
May 17: Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL
May 17: "My Wife, My Dog, My Cat," by Maskman and The Agents hits #92
May 17: Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
May 18: Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
May 18: "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 122 performances
May 18: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St. Louis Women's Golf Invitational
May 20: U.S. troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
May 21: After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over New York Mets
May 21: Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death
May 21: Slovan Bratislava wins 9th Europe Cup II in Basel
May 22: Stafford and Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
May 23: BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
May 23: Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
May 23: Who release rock opera "Tommy"
May 24: Beatles' "Get Back," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
May 25: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
May 25: "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
May 25: Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
May 26: Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
May 26: John and Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
May 27: Walt Disney World construction begins
May 28: A. C. Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
May 29: Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
May 30: Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
May 30: Gibraltar adopts constitution
May 30: People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
May 31: "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 132 performances
May 31: "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8
May 31: John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"
May 31: Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"


June 1: Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio and TV
June 2: Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
June 3: Australian aircraft carrier "Melbourne" slices U.S. destroyer "Frank E. Evans" in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
June 3: Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
June 4: 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hour flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
June 4: Beatles release Ballad Of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US
June 4: Nicky Hopkins quits rock and rolls, Jeff Beck Group
June 5: Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
June 5: Race riot in Hartford Connecticut
June 6: Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
June 7: 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts and Letters wins in 2:28.8
June 7: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
June 7: "Johnny Cash Show," debuts on ABC-TV
June 7: Tommy James and Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
June 7: Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
June 8: 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams and Susan St. James
June 8: Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
June 8: General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
June 8: KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
June 8: Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
June 8: Nixon says 25,000 U.S. troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
June 8: Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
June 8: "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour," last airs on CBS-TV
June 8: Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
June 9: Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
June 9: Warren Burger confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice
June 11: "The Ballad Of John and Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK
June 13: Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins Rolling Stones
June 14: John and Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show
June 14: Oakland A's Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
June 15: 69th U.S. Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs Golf Club in Houston, Texas
June 15: "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark and Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
June 15: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
June 15: Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
June 16: Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from House
June 19: State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
June 20: 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
June 20: Georges Pompidou sworn in as president of France
June 20: White Rhodesia agrees to race separation
June 21: Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
June 21: John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
June 21: Zager and Evans release "In the Year 2525"
June 22: Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire
June 22: Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
June 23: French government of Couve de Murville resigns
June 23: Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
June 23: Warren E. Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
June 25: Longest tennis match in Wimbledon history, Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
June 27: 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
June 27: Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
June 27: Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, New York, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
June 28: John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut vs. WI at Lord's
June 29: 1st Jewish worship service at White House
June 29: 24th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
June 29: On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
June 30: Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
June 30: Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco


July 1: Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
July 1: John and Yoko are hospitalized after a car crash
July 1: Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
July 2: Ireland bowl out WI for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
July 2: Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
July 3: 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
July 4: 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep and Janis Joplin
July 4: 76th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie J King (36 63 62)
July 4: "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in U.K.
July 4: Italian Rumor government resigns
July 4: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 5: 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
July 5: Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
July 6: Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger
July 6: Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao
July 7: Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
July 7: Der Spiegel reveals Munich's Bishop Defregger is a war criminal
July 8: Thor Heyerdahl and reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
July 8: U.S. troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
July 9: Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
July 10: Chilean Association of Librarians created
July 11: David Bowie releases 'Space Oddity'
July 11: Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
July 12: 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
July 13: Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
July 13: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open
July 14: "Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins
July 14: Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
July 14: WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
July 15: Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 home runs in a doubleheader
July 15: Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
July 16: Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
July 18: Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
July 19: Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
July 20: 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
July 20: Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
July 20: Eddy Merckx wins Tour de France
July 21: Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM, GMT
July 21: Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
July 22: Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing peace in Detroit
July 22: U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 50 and Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
July 23: 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Washington D.C.
July 23: All star MVP: Willie McCovey for the San Francisco Giants
July 23: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 24: Apollo 11 returns to Earth
July 24: Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
July 24: Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army on appeal
July 25: 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Fillmore East, New York)
July 25: 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
July 25: Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
July 26: Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
July 27: 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
July 27: Pioneer 10 launched
July 29: Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
July 30: Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
July 30: Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
July 30: KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 30: Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos)
July 31: KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
July 31: Mariner 6 flies past Mars
July 31: National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


August 1: 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
August 1: 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
August 1: Mariner 6 sends close-up photo's of Mars
August 2: Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minnesota 10th reunion
August 2: President Nixon visits Romania
August 3: Reds beats Phillies 19-17
August 3: Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
August 4: Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a home run outside of Dodger Stadium
August 5: Mariner 7 flies past Mars
August 5: Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
August 6: Baltimore Orioles pull their 3rd triple play, 5-4-3 vs Kansas City Royals
August 9: Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
August 9: "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 305 performances
August 10: Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
August 10: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
August 11: Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
August 11: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
August 12: Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
August 13: Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
August 13: Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
August 14: British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland
August 14: New York Mets fall 9 games back, later to win pennant
August 15: Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in New York State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
August 16: WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, Georgia begins broadcasting
August 16: Woodstock rock festival begins in New York
August 17: 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR Golf Club Dayton, Ohio
August 17: Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
August 17: New York Jets beat New York Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
August 18: Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"
August 19: Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
August 20: 69 cm rainfall in Nelson Co., Virginia (state record)
August 21: Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
August 22: Beatles record a video for "Long and Winding Road"
August 22: Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
August 23: Audrey McElmory (U.S.) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno,
August 23: France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
August 24: Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
August 24: Peru nationalizes U.S. oil interests
August 25: Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
August 27: Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
August 27: Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
August 29: Joe Pepitone quits Yankees after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
August 29: KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
August 30: 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
August 30: 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
August 30: 69th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
August 30: Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
August 31: 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival


September 1: Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 1: Libyan revolution, Col Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris
September 2: New York Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
September 2: Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
September 5: Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
September 6: "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 1166 performances
September 7: 83rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (62 62)
September 7: Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
September 7: Rod Laver completes his 2nd grand slam winning U.S. Tennis Open
September 7: U.S. amateur Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60)
September 8: 2nd U.S. Tennis Open smallest session - 3708 (men's singles final-rain)
September 8: 89th U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)
September 8: Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
September 8: U.S. amateur Mens Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
September 9: Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
September 9: Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
September 9: Smallest U.S. Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
September 9: WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 10: New York Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
September 10: U.S. performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
September 11: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 13: Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
September 13: Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
September 13: Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko and Eric Clapton) 1st live performance
September 14: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
September 14: Males of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
September 15: Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 New York Mets in a game
September 18: Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky get engaged
September 20: 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
September 20: Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
September 20: Pittsburgh Pirate Bob Moose no-hits New York Mets, 4-0
September 21: 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
September 21: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
September 21: New York Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
September 21: Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
September 22: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
September 22: "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
September 22: San Francisco Giant Willie Mays, becomes 2nd player to hit home run number 600 off Mike Corkins
September 23: 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
September 23: "Clues Hint at Beatle's Death," reported in Illinois University newspaper, sparking widespread rumours of Paul McCartney's death
September 24: 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
September 24: New York Mets clinch NL East pennant
September 24: Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
September 24: Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
September 26: Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
September 26: Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
September 26: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 28: Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (52-14)
September 28: Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
September 28: SPD wins West German Parliament elections
September 29: 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 7-6
September 29: "Bright Promise," TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
September 29: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
September 29: Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
September 29: "Letters To Laugh-In," debuts on NBC-TV
September 29: "Love American Style," premieres on ABC-TV
September 29: "Name Droppers," debuts on NBC-TV
September 29: Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th home run of season
September 29: "Sale Of Century," debuts on NBC-TV
September 29: Steve O'Neal of New York Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
September 30: Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant


October 1: Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
October 1: Guernsey and Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
October 1: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 2: Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473
October 2: U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
October 4: Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 and Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
October 4: Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach el
October 4: U.N. starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
October 5: Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
October 5: Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
October 5: Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
October 6: WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 7: WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
October 9: Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
October 11: Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
October 11: Rome: 2nd bishop synod
October 11: Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next 2 days
October 12: 1st time 5 people in space
October 12: KDB-AM in Santa Barbara, California changes call letters to KAPN
October 12: KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, California (IND) begins
October 12: Soyuz 7 is launched
October 12: Yoko Ono suffers another miscarriage
October 13: 1st time 7 people in space
October 13: Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
October 13: Soyuz 8 is launched
October 14: Palme government forms in Sweden
October 14: T Agee and Ed Kranepool home run, Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win 5-0
October 14: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 15: Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
October 15: Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs. North Stars)
October 15: New York Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st and 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
October 15: Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
October 15: Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
October 16: 100-1 shot New York Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5
October 16: Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a home run in World Series
October 16: Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
October 17: New York Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
October 17: Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
October 17: Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
October 18: Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
October 18: Jefferson Airplanes Paul Kanter, arrested for marijuana possession
October 18: Rod Stewart joins Small Faces
October 18: Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
October 19: J. Bock and S. Harnicks musical "Rothschilds," premieres in New York City
October 19: Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
October 19: Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
October 20: WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
October 21: Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
October 21: Leonard Gersh' "Butterflies are Free," premieres in New York City
October 21: Major General Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
October 21: Willy Burns elected chancellor of West Germany
October 22: KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara, California changes call letters to KDB-AM
October 22: Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
October 23: "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 84 performances
October 24: Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
October 26: Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
October 26: WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
October 27: Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen
October 27: Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
October 27: St. Vincent and Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
October 29: Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
October 29: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 29: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 30: WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, New Hampshire (IND) 1st broadcast
October 31: George Harrison's "Something" is released in the United Kingdom
October 31: Race riot in Jacksonville Florida


November 1: Beatles' "Abbey Road," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 11 weeks
November 2: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
November 2: NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kramer and St. L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
November 3: Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
November 6: 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Baltimore and Denny McLain, Detroit)
November 7: John and Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
November 10: "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
November 11: Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
November 11: Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
November 12: Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
November 12: Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
November 12: U.S. Army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
November 12: WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
November 13: Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias and distortion
November 14: 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
November 14: Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
November 15: 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
November 15: 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)
November 15: 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington D.C. against Vietnam War
November 15: Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indicent language in Tampa, Fla
November 15: Wendy's Hamburgers opens
November 16: 1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai South Vietnam, by U.S. is 1st reported
November 17: SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
November 19: Apollo 12's Conrad and Bean become 3rd and 4th humans on Moon
November 19: WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 20: Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
November 20: Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut vs. Australia Kanpur
November 20: Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
November 20: San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
November 21: KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, Texas (ABC) 1st broadcast
November 21: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 22: Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard
November 24: Apollo 12 returns to Earth
November 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
November 24: West German President Heinemann visits Netherlands
November 25: John Lennon returns OBE to protest UK's support for Vietnam War
November 25: KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
November 26: 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
November 26: Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
November 26: Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
November 28: Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
November 29: Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
November 30: 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
November 30: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.


December 1: U.S. government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
December 2: Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to New York City)
December 2: "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater New York City for 7 performances
December 3: John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
December 5: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 6: 300,000 attend Altamont California rock concert feature Rolling Stones
December 6: "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater New York City after 7 performances
December 6: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
December 8: Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
December 8: Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
December 11: Libya adopts constitution
December 12: Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
December 12: Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
December 12: "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Striesand premieres
December 13: Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"
December 13: Billy Martin fired as Twins' manager
December 14: Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) vs. Australia at Calcutta
December 14: Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
December 14: "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne New York City for 1 performance
December 15: Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
December 15: San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
December 16: British House of Commons votes 343-185 abolishing the death penalty
December 16: "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John and Yoko" posters begin appearing
December 17: 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
December 17: USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
December 18: Britain abolishes death penalty
December 18: "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 333 performances
December 18: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 19: Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
December 20: Peter, Paul and Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1
December 21: Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme on theEd Sullivan Show
December 21: Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game, losing
December 22: Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
December 25: 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
December 25: India all out for 163 at Madras vs. Australia, Ashley Mallett 5-91
December 28: Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
December 28: Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in New York City
December 28: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 29: New York Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
December 30: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 31: Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi
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