1969 in History – What happened in year 1969

In history, year 1969 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1969.

Know what happened in 1969:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 AprilSurgeons Denton Cooley and Domingo Liotta implanted the first total artificial heart.
04 FebruaryYasser Arafat was elected chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
08 AugustAt a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan tookthe photo that was used for the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road,one of the most famous album covers in recording history.
09 DecemberU.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposed his plan fora ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt's and Jordan's acceptance ofit over PLO objections led to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
14 OctoberThe British fifty pence coin was introduced to replace the tenshilling note, but its size initially caused people to mistake it forboth the old half crown and the new ten pence piece.
16 January Student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square in Prague to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia one year earlier.
17 AprilSirhan Sirhan was convicted for the assassination of United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
19 November Playing for Santos against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro,Brazilian footballer Pelé scored his 1000th goal.
20 January Bengali student activist Amanullah Asaduzzaman was shot and killed by East Pakistani police, one of the casus belli that led to the Bangladesh Liberation War.
20 July The Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the Sea of Tranquillity,where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on themoon six-and-a-half hours later.
20 November A group of Native American activists began a 19-monthoccupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
29 OctoberA student at UCLA sent the first message on the ARPANET, theprecursor to the Internet, to a computer at Stanford Research Institute.
10 NovemberThe first episode of the children's television series SesameStreet premiered on public broadcasting television stations in theUnited States, to adulatory reviews, some controversy, and high ratings.
29 OctoberA student at UCLA sent the first message on the ARPANET, theprecursor to the Internet, to a computer at Stanford Research Institute.
09 SeptemberThe Official Languages Act of Canada came into force, givingboth French and English equal status throughout the Canadian nationalgovernment.
12 AugustRiots erupted in the Bogside area of Derry and spread acrossmuch of Northern Ireland.
21 AugustAn Australian tourist set the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire, a majorcatalyst of the formation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
18 JulyAfter a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, UnitedStates Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car off a wooden bridge into atidal channel, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaignworker.
20 JulyThe Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the Sea of Tranquillity,where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on themoon six-and-a-half hours later.
22 JuneThe surface of the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, US, caught on fire,helping to spur the environmental movement.
02 MayThe British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departed on hermaiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
22 AprilBritish yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won the Sunday TimesGolden Globe Race to complete the first solo non-stop circumnavigationof the world.
17 March Golda Meir became the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
18 March Vietnam War-The United States began secretly bombing theSihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate SouthVietnam.
12 JanuaryIn American football, the New York Jets upset the BaltimoreColts to win Super Bowl III in one of the greatest upsets in Americansports history.
03 NovemberU.S. President Richard Nixon made a plea to the 'silent majority', referring to those Americans who did not join in the larged emonstrations against the Vietnam War at the time.
07 AprilThe Internet was symbolically born with publication of RFC 1.
08 OctoberDemonstrations organized by the Weather Underground known asthe Days of Rage began in Chicago.
09 SeptemberAllegheny Airlines Flight 853 collided in mid-air with a PiperPA-28 Cherokee flown by a student pilot near Fairland, Indiana, US,destroying both planes and killing all occupants.
17 AprilSirhan Sirhan was convicted of the assassination of UnitedStates Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

List of famous birthdays in the year 1969:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 March Javier Bardem / Actor / Spain
01 February Andrew Breitbart / Author / United States of America
02 JuneDavid Wheaton / Tennis Player / United States of America
03 MayMicah Aivazoff / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
07 NovemberMichel Picard / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
08 SeptemberPetter Hegre / Photographer / Norway
10 February Joe Mangrum / Painter / United States of America
12 February Hong Myung-bo / Footballer / South Korea
14 January Martin Bicknell / Cricketer / United Kingdom
15 AprilJimmy Waite / Ice Hockey Player / Germany
16 JulyKathryn Harby-Williams / Netball Player / Australia
16 DecemberAdam Riess / Astronomer / United States of America
16 MaySteve Lewis / Sprinter / United States of America
16 January Neil Back / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
20 February Kjell Ove Hauge / Athlete / Norway
22 AprilDion Dublin / Footballer / United Kingdom
24 MayMartin McCague / Cricketer / United Kingdom
24 DecemberMark Millar / Author / Scotland
27 DecemberSarah Vowell / Author / United States of America
28 JuneTichina Arnold / Actress / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1969:

YearName / Profession / Country
11 DecemberViswanathan Anand / Chess Player / India
11 JanuaryAnu Agarwal / Actress / India
02 SeptemberAlka Kaushal / Actress / India
02 AprilAjay Devgn / Actor / India
11 DecemberViswanathan Anand / Chess Player / India
31 AugustJavagal Srinath / Cricketer / India
23 OctoberSanjay Gupta / Writer / India
05 AugustVenkatesh Prasad / Cricketer / India
19 DecemberNayan Mongia / Cricketer / India
28 FebruaryU Srinivas / Musician / India
30 JuneAfzal Guru / Terrorist / India
25 AugustVivek Razdan / Cricketer / India
02 AprilAjay Devgan / Actor / India
24 AugustMukesh Tiwari / Actor / India
NA JanuarySantosh Yadav / Mountaineer / India
18 MayChristabelle Howie / Model / India
20 JulyKalikho Pul / Politician / India

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