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Born :02/18/1969Alexander Mogliny, USSR, 1st soviet hockey star to defect to NHL
Born :12/09/1969Allison Smith, Bronx NY, actress (Jennie-Cagney and Lacey, Kate and Allie)
Born :03/06/1969Andrea Elson, NYC, actress (Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids)
Born :02/06/1969April Lerman, Chicago Ill, actress (Lila-Charles in Charge)
Born :04/06/1969Ari Meyers, San Juan PR, actress (Emma McArdle-Kate and Allie)
Born :12/25/1969Bernhard Jr, Prince of Netherlands
Born :03/26/1969Beth Howell, Clinton Mississippi, Miss Mississippi-America (1991)
Born :04/10/1969Billy Jacoby, Flushing NY, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie)
Born :02/05/1969Bobby Brown, singer (Ghostbusters, Don't Be Cruel)
Born :10/30/1969Brittany Gae Thompson, Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)
Born :10/23/1969Brooke Theiss, Calif, actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good and Evil)
Born :11/06/1969Bryan Abrams, Okla City OK, singer (Color Me Badd)
Born :11/16/1969Bryan Abrams, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)
Born :11/14/1969Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
Born :10/13/1969Cady McClain, Burbank Calif, actress (Dixie Martin-All My Children)
Born :09/19/1969Candy Dulfer, Netherlands, saxophonist/daughter of Hans Dulfer
Born :11/30/1969Carrie Jean Yazel, Huntington Beach Calif, playmate (May, 1991)
Born :12/12/1969Carrie Westcott, playmate (Sept, 1993)
Born :09/25/1969Catherine Zeta Jones, Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus)
Born :03/04/1969Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher/singer
Born :11/18/1969Cheryl Bachman, Jacksonville Fla, playmate (October, 1991)
Born :08/19/1969Christian Slater, actor (Legend of Billie Jean)
Born :01/22/1969Christina Marie Leardini, St Petersburg Fla, playmate (Apr, 1991)
Born :04/22/1969Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
Born :07/07/1969Cree Summer, actress (Freddie-Different World)
Born :06/28/1969Danielle Brisebois, Bkln NY, actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2)
Born :08/07/1969David Hollander, LA Calif, actor (Lewis and Clark, What's Happenings?)
Born :05/19/1969David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-silver-88)
Born :05/14/1969David William Wood, Boston, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
Born :05/10/1969Dennis Bergkamp, soccer star (Ajax)
Born :08/17/1969Donald E Wahlberg, Jr, Boston, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
Born :05/27/1969Dondre Whitfield, Bkln NY, actor (Terence-All My Children)
Born :06/06/1969Douglas Lee Mitchell, Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang)
Born :09/05/1969Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist/son of Frank Zappa/MTV VJ
Born :08/11/1969Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
Born :02/28/1969Elisa Fiorillo, singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming)
Born :09/29/1969Erika Eleniak, Glendale Ca, playmate (Jul, 1989)
Born :06/18/1969Fernando Valenzula, jockey
Born :08/20/1969Francisco Torres, jockey
Born :09/24/1969Gene Hunt, entertainer
Born :04/13/1969Harold Pruett, rocker (Outsiders-Time Won't Let Me)
Born :03/28/1969James Atkin, rocker (EMF-Unbelievable)
Born :07/28/1969Jarrod Hanks, Lafayette LA, US gymnist (Olympic-92)
Born :01/14/1969Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
Born :08/28/1969Jason Priestley, Vancouver BC, actor (Brandon-Beverly Hills 90210)
Born :11/05/1969Jennifer Guthrie, Willimantic Conn, actress (Dawn-General Hospital)
Born :03/21/1969Jennifer Lyn Jackson, Cleveland Ohio, playmate (April, 1989)
Born :01/25/1969Jesse Harte, Rome Ga, heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
Born :04/30/1969Joey Restivo, Brooklyn, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
Born :02/12/1969Josh Brolin, actor (Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders)
Born :05/10/1969Judson Mills, Purcellville Va, actor (Hutch-As The World Turns)
Born :10/05/1969Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
Born :05/07/1969Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)
Born :09/16/1969Kathi Wolfgram, Minneapolis, rocker (Jets-You Got it All)
Born :11/22/1969Katrin Krabbie. Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)
Born :12/24/1969Kenny Kelly, randb performer (Riff)
Born :06/17/1969Kevin Thornton, Amarillo, vocalist (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
Born :05/12/1969Kim Fields, LA Calif, actress (Tootie-Facts of Life)
Born :10/12/1969Kimberly Ann Grimm, Mt Lake Park Md, Miss Maryland-America (1991)
Born :12/19/1969Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy Vampire Slayer)
Born :09/11/1969Laura Sisk, Maryland, actress (Allison Rescott-Loving)
Born :01/04/1969Lindsay Kennedy, Atlanta Ga, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie)
Born :12/08/1969Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)
Born :09/24/1969Lisa Matthews, Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990)
Born :07/08/1969Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
Born :09/02/1969Mark Brettschneider, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Jason-One Life to Live)
Born :12/31/1969Martha Byrne, actress (Lily-As the World Turns)
Born :05/18/1969Martika, [Marta Marrero], Cuba, singer (Toy Soldiers)
Born :08/28/1969Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney
Born :05/25/1969Matt Borlenghi, LA Calif, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children)
Born :06/24/1969Melissa Gurney, Calif, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
Born :09/22/1969Melissa Lynn Costello, Shenandoah WV, Miss WV-America (1991)
Born :04/27/1969Mica Paris, rocker (So Good)
Born :07/06/1969Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
Born :06/09/1969Mitch McLee, [Douglas Lee Mitchell], Miles Mi, drummer (Southgang)
Born :10/24/1969Moren Cowan, playmate (Sept, 1972)
Born :04/23/1969Nadeem Shahid, cricketer
Born :06/11/1969Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer (Josephine)
Born :03/20/1969Paul Atkinson, jockey
Born :11/09/1969Pepa, rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
Born :10/11/1969Prince Constantijn, CF Aschwin, of Netherlands
Born :07/16/1969Rain Pryor, actress (Head of the Class)
Born :01/16/1969Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
Born :03/28/1969Salt, rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
Born :09/09/1969Scott DeFreitas, Newton Mass, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns)
Born :10/03/1969Shane Butterworth, actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)
Born :02/11/1969Shannon Long, Gladstone Australia, playmate (Oct, 1988)
Born :06/14/1969Steffi Graf, Bruhl West Germany, tennis player (Grand Slam 1988)
Born :05/16/1969Steve Lewis, US, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
Born :05/20/1969Suzanne Lawrence, Humble Texas, Miss Texas-America (1991) (4th)
Born :11/19/1969S rka Lukesov , 1st playmate in Czechoslovkian Playboy (May, 1991)
Born :01/20/1969Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)
Born :06/28/1969Tichina Arnold, NYC, actress (Ryan's Hope, Sharla-All My Children)
Born :05/16/1969Tracey Gold, NYC, actress (Carol-Growing Pains, Incredible Sunday)
Born :04/01/1969Traci Lin-Tavi, NYC, actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2)
Born :05/16/1969Tricia Cast, actress (Nina-Young and Restless)
Born :02/27/1969Victoria Fair, Jackson Michigan, Miss Michigan-America (1991)
Born :10/16/1969Wendy Wilson, singer (Wilson-Philips-Hold On)
Born :04/10/1969William Jayne, actor (Mikey Randall-Parker Lewis Can't Lose)

Died :02/23/1969Abd al-Aziz,ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saoed/King Saudia,
Died :08/09/1969Abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered
Died :03/25/1969Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), at 72
Died :01/30/1969Allan W Dulles, US politician,
Died :03/14/1969Am Shahn, US painter, at 70
Died :03/18/1969Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), at 43
Died :07/18/1969Barbara Pepper, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres), at 57
Died :01/01/1969Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), at 68
Died :05/05/1969Ben Alexander, actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), at 57
Died :09/19/1969Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor,
Died :02/02/1969Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], British actor (Frankenstein),
Died :07/03/1969Brian Jones, guitarist (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 25
Died :03/26/1969Bruno Traven, writer (Sierra Madre),
Died :09/08/1969Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), at 61
Died :04/19/1969Casper Heweler, music critic, at 71
Died :09/13/1969Charles Foulkes, Canada general/honarary citizen of Wageningen,
Died :01/27/1969Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), at 82
Died :05/19/1969Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer,
Died :07/23/1969Deli Floyd, writer,
Died :04/08/1969Denton Cooley, US open heart surgeon, at 48
Died :01/30/1969Dominique G Pire, Belg clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958),
Died :12/22/1969Donald Foster, actor (Herbert Johnson-Hazel), at 80
Died :09/01/1969Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), at 71
Died :03/28/1969Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th pres/gen (WW 2), in Washington at 78
Died :02/03/1969Eduardo C Mondlane, president Frelimo, Mozambique, murdered
Died :10/08/1969Eduardo Ciannelli, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato), at 81
Died :08/27/1969Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann,
Died :09/07/1969Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), at 73
Died :07/28/1969Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys and Dolls), at 59
Died :12/04/1969Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered
Died :08/09/1969George P Marshall, NFL president (Washington Redskins), at 72
Died :10/22/1969Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Metropolitan),
Died :02/02/1969Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), at 83
Died :07/07/1969Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), at 69
Died :03/26/1969Gunther Weisenborn, German/Agrgentine writer (That's Illeagal),
Died :04/01/1969Helena Rubinstein, US cosmetic manufacturer, at about 89
Died :08/27/1969Henri EJA the Page, Belgian lawyer,
Died :09/03/1969Ho Chi Minh, [Nguyen Ta't-Tanh], North Vietnamese president,
Died :11/05/1969Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven,
Died :08/27/1969Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist,
Died :10/21/1969Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the road), at 47
Died :02/25/1969Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
Died :05/27/1969Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), at 43
Died :05/23/1969Jimmy McHugh, composer (I Can't Give You Anything But Love),
Died :05/30/1969John Cipollini, guitarist, at 45 of ephysema
Died :06/11/1969John L Lewis, formed Congress of Industrial Organizations, at 89
Died :01/16/1969John Palach, Czechoslovakia student, self incinerates
Died :06/16/1969John Scott, rocker with the Pretenders, at 25
Died :03/11/1969John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris], author (Chrysalids),
Died :05/16/1969Johnny Jordan, cameraman (You Only Live Twice), at 44
Died :12/22/1969Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai express),
Died :03/24/1969Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo,
Died :11/18/1969Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81
Died :02/21/1969Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer,
Died :06/22/1969Judy Garland, [Frances Gumm], singer/actress, in London at 47
Died :01/22/1969Judy Garland, singer/actress, at 48 of an overdose
Died :06/11/1969J¢szi Ters nszky, Hungarian writer (Till Next Time), at 81
Died :11/08/1969Kam Tong, actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Mr Garlund), at 62
Died :02/26/1969Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, at 86
Died :10/02/1969Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist,
Died :12/02/1969Kliment J Worosjilow, president USSR (1953-60),
Died :08/14/1969Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, at 88
Died :02/26/1969Levi Esjkol, [Sjkolnik], premier (Israel),
Died :11/05/1969Lloyd Corrigan, actor (Prof McKillup-Hank), at 69
Died :11/12/1969Louis van Tulder, tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), at 77
Died :12/26/1969Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer),
Died :03/30/1969Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer,
Died :08/17/1969Ludwig Mies Van de Rohe, architect (November Group), at 83
Died :11/02/1969Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), at 63
Died :07/19/1969Mary Jo Kopechne, drowns at 28, in Ted Kennedy's car
Died :06/21/1969Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, 1st woman grand slam (1953), at 34
Died :03/25/1969Max F Eastman, US critic/essayist (Love and Revolution),
Died :09/05/1969Mitchell Ayres, orch leader (Hollywood Palace), at 58
Died :08/17/1969Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart,
Died :12/13/1969Raymond A Spruance, US admiral (battle of Midway), at 83
Died :03/09/1969Riad, chief of staff of Egyptian army,
Died :03/09/1969Richard Crane, actor (Surfside 6), at 50
Died :08/09/1969Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art),
Died :06/08/1969Robert Taylor, actor (Death Valley Days), at 57
Died :08/31/1969Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, in a plane crash at 45
Died :10/15/1969Rod[erique] La Rocque, US western actor,
Died :08/07/1969Russ Morgan, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), at 65
Died :10/12/1969Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter,
Died :08/09/1969Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of Dolls), killed by Manson's gang
Died :10/12/1969Sonja Henie, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1928, 32, 36), at 57
Died :06/23/1969Stanley Andrews, actor (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days), at 78
Died :08/15/1969Stan Streuvels, [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard),
Died :02/05/1969Thelma Ritter, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), at 63
Died :08/06/1969Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist,
Died :07/05/1969Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi Kenya
Died :01/24/1969Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), at 72
Died :02/14/1969Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, at 71
Died :08/09/1969Voyteck Freykowski, US director, murdered
Died :07/05/1969Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), at 86
Died :10/06/1969Walter Hagen, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), at 76
Died :10/05/1969Walter Hagen, US golfer (won 5x PGA-tournament), at 76
Died :06/24/1969Willey Ley, US science writer, at 62
Died :10/07/1969Wim of Nuland, [Willem C Muhlmann], priest/writer (Doorstep),

Special :07/14/1969"Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins
Special :07/04/1969"Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK
Special :06/15/1969"Hee Haw" with Roy Clark and Buck Owens premiers on CBS TV
Special :09/29/1969"Love American Style," premiers on ABC
Special :04/19/1969"Oliver," Cliff Robertson and Katharine Hepburn win 51st Acadamy Awards
Special :11/10/1969"Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV
Special :10/16/1969100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5
Special :08/01/1969110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
Special :03/12/1969120 joints found at George and Patti Harrison's home
Special :08/30/1969120,000 attend Texas Intl Pop Festival
Special :07/04/1969140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep and Janis Joplin
Special :06/20/1969150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
Special :11/06/19691st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt and Denny McLain, Det)
Special :06/29/19691st Jewish worship service at White House
Special :02/07/19691st US pari-mutual female jockey; Diane Crump rides at Hialeah, Fla
Special :02/22/19691st female US thoroughbred pari-mutuel jockey win (Barbara Jo Rubin)
Special :02/21/19691st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)
Special :04/14/19691st major league baseball game outside US played in Montreal, Canada
Special :07/20/19691st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
Special :06/21/19691st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
Special :02/19/19691st test flight of Boeing 747 Jumbo jet
Special :03/02/19691st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
Special :01/09/19691st trial flight of the Concorde
Special :01/14/196925 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
Special :08/30/196925,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
Special :08/31/196925,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival
Special :11/15/1969250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War
Special :11/14/19692nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in the US
Special :12/06/1969300,000 attend Altamont Calif, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
Special :02/04/196941,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
Special :04/14/196941st Academy Awards
Special :05/01/196943 Unification church couples wed in NYC
Special :12/25/19695 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
Special :06/27/196950,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
Special :12/17/196950m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
Special :08/20/196969 cm rainfall in Nelson Co., Virginia (state record)
Special :07/25/196970,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
Special :07/03/196978,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Special :09/29/19697th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
Special :01/12/1969AFL/AFC wins its 1st Super Bowl (III-NY Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7)
Special :05/14/1969Abortion and contraception legalized in Canada
Special :01/27/1969Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
Special :03/01/1969After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
Special :02/07/1969Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
Special :09/09/1969Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
Special :07/04/1969Ann Jones defeats Billie Jean King for Wimbledon Ladies championship
Special :05/18/1969Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
Special :05/26/1969Apollo 10 returns to Earth
Special :07/19/1969Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
Special :07/24/1969Apollo 11 returns to Earth
Special :07/16/1969Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
Special :11/14/1969Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
Special :11/24/1969Apollo 12 returns to Earth
Special :11/19/1969Apollo 12's Conrad and Bean become 3rd and 4th humans on Moon
Special :03/03/1969Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
Special :03/13/1969Apollo 9 returns to Earth
Special :07/22/1969Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing peace in Detroit
Special :06/22/1969Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
Special :05/15/1969Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court
Special :08/23/1969Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno,
Special :09/15/1969B Burnasheva discovers asteroid #2232 Altaj
Special :10/09/1969B Burnasheva discovers asteroid #2697 Albina
Special :02/21/1969B Burnasheva discovers asteroid #3406
Special :10/13/1969B Burnasheva discovers asteroids #2010 Chebyshev and #2327 Gershberg
Special :04/25/1969BBC Radio serial "Dales" 5,400th and last episode
Special :08/13/1969Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
Special :08/06/1969Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
Special :05/17/1969Balt, Cleve and Pitts agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL
Special :10/15/1969Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
Special :01/28/1969Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in N America
Special :02/22/1969Barbara Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
Special :05/16/1969Barbra Striesand appears at a Friars Club Tribute
Special :07/30/1969Barbra Striesand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
Special :03/20/1969Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
Special :12/19/1969Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
Special :02/25/1969Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
Special :01/30/1969Beatles preform on the roof of Apple
Special :09/26/1969Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
Special :01/13/1969Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
Special :01/17/1969Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
Special :11/11/1969Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
Special :11/01/1969Beatles' "Abbey Road," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 11 weeks
Special :11/29/1969Beatles' "Come Together," single goes #1
Special :05/24/1969Beatles' "Get Back," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
Special :12/12/1969Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
Special :12/13/1969Billy Martin fired as Twins' manager
Special :01/22/1969Billy Preston becomes the 5th Beatle
Special :03/27/1969Black Academy of Arts and Letters forms in Boston
Special :06/07/1969Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
Special :02/17/1969Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album (never released)
Special :01/05/1969Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman and Karl Shapiro
Special :03/16/1969Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
Special :08/12/1969Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
Special :06/09/1969Brian Jones quits Rolling Stones
Special :12/18/1969Britain abolishes death penalty
Special :03/19/1969British invade Anguilla
Special :08/14/1969British troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland
Special :07/07/1969Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
Special :07/01/1969Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
Special :04/28/1969Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France
Special :03/19/1969Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
Special :08/19/1969Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
Special :07/10/1969Chilean Association of Librarians created
Special :03/02/1969Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
Special :04/30/1969Cin Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
Special :07/15/1969Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
Special :03/29/1969Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
Special :01/23/1969Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
Special :11/26/1969Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
Special :04/17/1969Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed
Special :07/11/1969David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"
Special :07/07/1969Der Spiegel reveals Munich's Bishop Defregger is a war criminal
Special :06/30/1969Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
Special :08/25/1969Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
Special :02/11/1969Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
Special :02/07/1969Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack
Special :04/04/1969Dr Denton Cooley implants 1st temporary artificial heart
Special :01/18/1969Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
Special :10/18/1969Federal govt bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners
Special :08/21/1969Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
Special :02/27/1969Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria
Special :03/31/1969George Harrison and Patti Boyd are fined $250 each for illeagal drugs
Special :02/07/1969George Harrison of Beatles, has his tonsils removed
Special :10/31/1969George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK
Special :05/30/1969Gibraltar adopts constitution
Special :08/22/1969Gloria Smith becomes Miss Black America 1969
Special :03/05/1969Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
Special :03/17/1969Golda Meir becomes Israeli PM
Special :10/01/1969Guernsey and Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
Special :05/01/1969Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 4-0
Special :07/24/1969Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
Special :08/17/1969Hurricane Camille hits Mississippi, Alabama and Virginia; 258 die
Special :08/22/1969Hurricane Camille strikes U.S. Gulf Coast kills 255
Special :03/10/1969James Earl Ray pleads guilty of killing Martin Luther King Jr
Special :01/16/1969Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czech
Special :11/15/1969Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar and indicent language in Tampa, Fla
Special :01/11/1969Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
Special :03/01/1969Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
Special :11/11/1969Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
Special :01/29/1969Jimi Hendrix and Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
Special :04/22/1969Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zygiewicz in 1:36
Special :06/23/1969Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title
Special :09/28/1969Joe Kapp (Minn Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
Special :07/18/1969Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
Special :06/14/1969John and Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show
Special :07/01/1969John and Yoko are hospitilized after a car crash
Special :05/26/1969John and Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montrael)
Special :11/07/1969John and Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
Special :03/25/1969John and Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
Special :03/21/1969John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold bed in Amsterdam Hilton, thru 31st
Special :05/31/1969John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"
Special :12/03/1969John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
Special :11/25/1969John Lennon returns his MBE
Special :01/03/1969John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
Special :02/04/1969John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
Special :06/21/1969John Pennel pole vauts world record (5.45 m)
Special :07/30/1969KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/22/1969KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
Special :10/12/1969KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN
Special :06/08/1969KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :04/14/1969KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :02/09/1969KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/12/1969KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
Special :02/02/1969KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :07/31/1969KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :11/21/1969KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
Special :08/29/1969KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :05/12/1969Kenneth H Wallis achieved record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH
Special :04/28/1969King Crismson with Greg Lake and Ian McDonald debuts
Special :08/11/1969L Chernykh disc asteroid #1832 Mrkos, #1833 Shmakova and #1975 Pikelner
Special :09/10/1969L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2352 Kurchatov
Special :11/11/1969L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2385 Mustel
Special :10/15/1969L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2807 Karl Marx
Special :10/07/1969L Chernykh discovers asteroid #3577
Special :10/16/1969L Chernykh discovers asteroids #2092 Sumiana and #2931 Mayakovsky
Special :08/22/1969L Kohoutek discovers asteroids #1834, #1875 and #1931
Special :05/14/1969Last Chevrolet Corsair built
Special :02/08/1969Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
Special :03/27/1969Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
Special :07/02/1969Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
Special :12/11/1969Libya adopts constitution
Special :09/01/1969Libyan revolution, Col Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris
Special :08/27/1969Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
Special :10/15/1969Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
Special :08/09/1969Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
Special :09/07/1969Margaret Smith Court wins US Open tennis tournament
Special :07/29/1969Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
Special :07/31/1969Mariner 6 flies past Mars
Special :02/24/1969Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby
Special :02/25/1969Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
Special :07/30/1969Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos)
Special :08/01/1969Mariner 6 sends close-up photo's of Mars
Special :08/05/1969Mariner 7 flies past Mars
Special :03/08/1969Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
Special :02/13/1969Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
Special :07/18/1969Mary Jo Kopechne and Sen Kennedy plunge off Chappaquiddick bridge
Special :02/08/1969Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
Special :06/13/1969Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins Rolling Stones
Special :06/08/1969Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
Special :03/01/1969Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball
Special :04/02/1969Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
Special :04/17/1969Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0
Special :07/24/1969Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
Special :11/04/1969N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2867 Steins
Special :07/23/1969NL beats AL 9-3 in 40th All Star Game (RFK Stadium, Washington)
Special :07/23/1969NL beats AL for 7th consecutive time
Special :07/10/1969NL votes to split into 2 divisions
Special :09/21/1969NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
Special :08/17/1969NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
Special :08/14/1969NY Mets fall 9« games back, later to win pennent
Special :09/10/1969NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
Special :10/17/1969NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
Special :07/31/1969National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La
Special :07/21/1969Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
Special :01/05/1969Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
Special :06/04/1969Nicky Hopkins quits rock and rolls, Jeff Beck Group
Special :04/15/1969North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea
Special :09/23/1969Northern Star starts rumor that Paul McCartney is dead
Special :03/26/1969Nuclear reactor Dodewaard goes into use
Special :06/14/1969Oakland A's Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
Special :10/19/1969Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
Special :05/07/1969Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers in 2nd ABA championship, 4 games to 1
Special :01/22/1969Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
Special :10/15/1969Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a world series
Special :06/15/1969Orville Moody wins US Open golf tournament
Special :04/23/1969Over 1000ý mi flooded in Shantung Province China
Special :05/13/1969P Wild discovers asteroid #1775 Zimmerwald
Special :09/11/1969P Wild discovers asteroid #1891 Gondola and #2029 Binomi
Special :02/18/1969PLO-attack El-Al office in Zurich Switzerland
Special :03/12/1969Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
Special :04/24/1969Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumours he is dead
Special :11/20/1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
Special :05/30/1969People revolt in Willemstad, Curatao [Trinti di mei]
Special :12/22/1969Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
Special :09/15/1969Philles Steve Carlton sets record by stiking out 19 NY Mets in a game
Special :07/27/1969Pioneer 10 launched
Special :03/01/1969Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast
Special :05/01/1969Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
Special :03/02/1969Pirate Radio Station 295 (England/France) begins transmitting
Special :01/10/1969Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
Special :08/05/1969Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
Special :09/20/1969Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Giants, 4-0
Special :08/11/1969Pitts Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
Special :10/17/1969Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
Special :12/08/1969Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
Special :05/05/1969Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
Special :01/24/1969Queen Juliana appointed honarary citizen of Addis Ababa
Special :06/05/1969Race riot in Hartford Connecticut
Special :10/14/1969Race riots in Springfield Mass
Special :08/30/1969Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
Special :03/23/1969Rally for Decency (Miami)
Special :10/27/1969Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
Special :08/17/1969Ray Floyd wins PGA golf tournament
Special :04/21/1969Record 1,152 starters compete in Boston Marathon
Special :08/03/1969Reds beats Phillies 19-17
Special :01/03/1969Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
Special :01/20/1969Richard M Nixon inaugurated as president
Special :04/22/1969Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
Special :07/15/1969Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
Special :09/08/1969Rod Laver wins US Open tennis tournament
Special :07/05/1969Rod Laver wins his 4th Wimbledon championship
Special :06/08/1969Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
Special :07/05/1969Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
Special :07/11/1969Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
Special :07/13/1969Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
Special :07/21/1969Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
Special :05/17/1969Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
Special :12/15/1969SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
Special :09/22/1969SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes 2nd player to hit HR # 600
Special :09/09/1969Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
Special :07/26/1969Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
Special :04/12/1969Simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
Special :04/17/1969Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
Special :04/23/1969Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
Special :07/14/1969Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
Special :01/16/1969Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
Special :03/26/1969Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
Special :01/14/1969Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
Special :01/15/1969Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
Special :01/18/1969Soyuz 5 returns to Earth
Special :10/11/1969Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next 2 days
Special :10/16/1969Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
Special :10/12/1969Soyuz 7 is launched
Special :10/17/1969Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
Special :10/13/1969Soyuz 8 is launched
Special :10/18/1969Soyuz 8 returns to Earth
Special :06/30/1969Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
Special :01/24/1969Spanish Gen Franco announces state of emergency
Special :10/27/1969St Vincent and Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
Special :05/22/1969Stafford and Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
Special :06/19/1969State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
Special :09/29/1969Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
Special :05/31/1969Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"
Special :04/14/1969Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
Special :10/29/1969Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once"
Special :06/16/1969Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
Special :01/06/1969Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
Special :10/09/1969Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
Special :01/10/1969Sweden recognizes North Vietnam
Special :06/13/1969T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2111 Tselina
Special :08/13/1969Temporary baseball commisioner Bowie Kuhn formally appointed
Special :04/17/1969The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert
Special :07/08/1969Thor Heyerdahl and reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
Special :06/01/1969Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio and TV
Special :10/05/1969Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
Special :07/09/1969Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
Special :06/07/1969Tommy James and Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
Special :04/14/1969Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
Special :03/25/1969Train crash in La Louvire Belgium kills 14
Special :09/24/1969Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins
Special :05/10/1969Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
Special :01/20/1969U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
Special :03/22/1969UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
Special :04/24/1969US B-52 drops 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
Special :01/07/1969US Congress doubles president salary
Special :03/15/1969US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns
Special :05/16/1969US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks at marine dock SF
Special :05/16/1969US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF
Special :02/05/1969US population reaches 200 million
Special :05/10/1969US troop begin attack on Heuvel 937/Hamburger Hill
Special :05/20/1969US troop march into Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
Special :07/08/1969US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
Special :01/25/1969US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
Special :01/30/1969US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
Special :01/05/1969USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
Special :07/22/1969USSR launches Sputnik 50 and Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
Special :01/10/1969USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
Special :05/03/1969Unbeaten Majestic Prince wins Kentucky Derby
Special :11/13/1969VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias and distortion
Special :05/16/1969Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere
Special :03/16/1969Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155
Special :10/15/1969Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
Special :12/21/1969Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game, losing
Special :02/05/1969Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm and head coach of Redskins
Special :03/15/1969Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute (100s dead?)
Special :08/16/1969WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA ) begins broadcasting
Special :09/09/1969WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :04/30/1969WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/19/1969WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/26/1969WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
Special :11/12/1969WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
Special :10/07/1969WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/20/1969WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :01/06/1969WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :10/06/1969WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :07/14/1969WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
Special :02/01/1969WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :03/--/1969WTIU TV channel 30 in Bloomington, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :02/23/1969WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
Special :10/30/1969WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast
Special :05/27/1969Walt Disney World construction begins
Special :06/09/1969Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
Special :06/23/1969Warren E Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
Special :05/23/1969Who release rock opera "Tommy"
Special :05/16/1969Who's Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey charged with assault
Special :08/04/1969Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
Special :08/15/1969Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
Special :08/16/1969Woodstock rock festival begins in NY
Special :02/09/1969World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight
Special :10/12/1969Yoko Ono suffers another miscarriage
Special :06/21/1969Zager and Evans release "In the Year 2525"

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