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Events in 1969

3 January: Time announces its Men of the Year 1968 are the Apollo 8 crew members colonel Frank Borman, captain James Lovell and major William Anders.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
30 January: The last concert by The Beatles on the roof of the Apple Records building is interrupted by the police.
9 February: The first Boeing 747, the largest passenger airplane for the next 35 years, takes to the sky from Paine Field near Everett in Washington.
15 February: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
17 February: This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.
2 March: The first Concorde supersonic passenger airplane, designed in a French and British consortium, takes off in Toulouse.
28 March: Dwight Eisenhower, U.S. Army general in WWII and the 34th president of the United States, dies in Washington D.C. at age 78.
2 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
4 April: Denton Cooley of the Texas Heart Institute transplants a total artificial heart.
6 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
25 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
28 June: During a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York, members of the homosexual community begin to fight back against a government-sponsored system discriminating sexual minorities, considered the start of the modern gay rights movement.
3 July: In the Soviet Union an N1 rocket explodes at liftoff when a loose bolt is ingested into a fuel pump, probably the largest man-made non-nuclear explosion in history.
16 July: At 13:32 UTC (09:32 local time) a Saturn V-rocket takes off at Kennedy Space Center to bring astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon.
21 July: At 02:56 UTC American astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon.
24 July: At 16:51 UTC the Apollo 11 command module drops down in the Pacific Ocean, returning Neil Armstrong and his companions from the moon back to Earth.
15 Augustus: The Woodstock Festival opens for three days of love, peace and music.
1 September: Muammar al-Gaddafi emerges as the leader of Libya after king Idris is deposed in a military coup.
22 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
29 October: The world's first computer network, ARPANET, is established between Leonard Kleinrock's lab at the University of California and Doug Engelbart's lab at the Stanford Research Institute.
29 October: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1389 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
10 November: Conceived by television producer Joan Cooney and Carnegie Foundation vice president Lloyd Morrisett as a program to “master the addictive qualities of television and do something good with them”, Sesame Street premieres on American television.
19 November: Apollo 12 astronauts Conrad and Bean are the third and fourth humans to walk on the moon.
28 November: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
12 December: The sixth Bond movie “On Her Majesty's Secret Service”, the first without Sean Connery and the only one with George Lazenby as the famous spy, is first released in France.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1969

Time Person of the Year
The silent majority of middle Americans, Time Men of the Year.
Janet Parker, Olof Palme, Bertrand Russell, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Harry S. Truman, David Ben-Gurion, Marc Chagall, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Charles Lindbergh, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama and Axl Rose celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1969

The year 1969 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1873, 1879, 1890, 1902, 1913, 1919, 1930, 1941, 1947 and 1958 in the century before it and 1975, 1986, 1997, 2003, 2014, 2025, 2031, 2042, 2053 and 2059 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1969 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 July 2017.
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