1969 in History
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 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 Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert in Hyde Park, London
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