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1969Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in NYC

1969NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

1969George Harrison & Patti Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs

1969Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

1969After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets

1969Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead

1969John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

1969Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

1969On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

1969Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

1969Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert

1969Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency

1969Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators

1969John Lennon & Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1969140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin

1969Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

1969Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1969Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

1969Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders

1969Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season

1969Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

196983rd US Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2 6-2)

19692nd US Tennis Open: Rod Laver wins, completing his 2nd grand slam. The men's singles final also featured the smallest recorded session of 3,708 due to rain.

1969Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

1969NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

1969Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness

1969LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

1969150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear

1969The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

1969"This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV

1969US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

1969Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

1969General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

196989th US Men's Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)

1969LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94

1969SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

196915th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1969John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ

1969Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

196983rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

1969Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act

1969Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium

1969John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"

1969Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1969Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas

1969Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

1969Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla

1969Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

196951st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

1969Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational

19693rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

1969Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

196924th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

1969US amateur Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60)

1969Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO

1969Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

1969Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore"

1969George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK

1969John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open

1969Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars

1969Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

1969Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

1969Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Charlotte Golf Invitational

1969Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open

1969Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.

1969Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

19691st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. from Apollo 11

1969"Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

1969Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

1969Rod Stewart joins Small Faces

1969Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

1969Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal

1969 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee 
Jan 1
People's Democracy (PD) begin a 4-day march from Belfast across Northern Ireland to Derry, modeled on Martin Luther King's Selma to Montgomery march 
Jan 2
"Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 perfs 
Jan 2
"Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy 
Jan 2
Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black," premieres in NYC 
Jan 2
Luis Ferré becomes the first statehooder Governor of Puerto Rico. 
Jan 2
Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. 
Jan 3
John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ 
Jan 3
Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress 
Jan 4
"Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 perfs 
Jan 4
France begins arms embargo against Israel 
Jan 4
A People's Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers 
Jan 5
"Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances 
Jan 5
Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro 
Jan 5
Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed 
Jan 5
USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus) 
Jan 6
Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame" 
Jan 6
WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 7
US Congress doubles president salary 
Jan 9
First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England 
Jan 9
Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US 
Jan 9
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet British Home Secretary James Callaghan, to brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland 
Jan 10
Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland 
Jan 10
Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam 
Jan 10
USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus 
Jan 11
"Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5 
Jan 11
Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts 
Jan 12
"Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances 
Jan 12
Super Bowl III: NY Jets beat Balt Colts, 16-7 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB 
Jan 14
25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers 
Jan 14
Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later 
Jan 14
An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people. 
Jan 15
Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean 
Jan 15
Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union 
Jan 15
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announce the setting up of an official inquiry into the disturbances in Derry and elsewhere 
Jan 16
Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space 
Jan 17
Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US 
Jan 17
Soyuz 5 lands 
Jan 18
Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris 
Jan 19
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25 
Jan 19
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 
Jan 19
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7 
Jan 20
Richard M Nixon inaugurated as president 
Jan 20
U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula) 
Jan 21
22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal 
Jan 22
"Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances 
Jan 22
Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit 
Jan 22
Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 23
Cream releases their last album "Goodbye" 
Jan 24
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa 
Jan 24
Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency 
Jan 24
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government' 
Jan 25
US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris 
Jan 26
"Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances 
Jan 26
Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government 
Jan 27
14 spies hanged in Baghdad 
Jan 27
9 Jews publically executed in Damascus Syria 
Jan 27
Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th) 
Jan 27
Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years 
Jan 27
Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time) 
Jan 28
2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville 
Jan 28
Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America 
Jan 29
Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars 
Jan 29
Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies 
Jan 30
US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere 
Jan 30
Beatles perform last live gig, a 42-min concert on roof of Apple HQ, London 
Jan 31
Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA 
Feb 1
Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert 
Feb 1
US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn 
Feb 1
US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood 
Feb 1
WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Feb 2
KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 2
Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame 
Feb 3
"Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 perfs 
Feb 3
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of an election on 24 February 1969 
Feb 4
The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO 
Feb 4
41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost 
Feb 4
Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman, as general cousel to Apple 
Feb 4
John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders 
Feb 4
Lonnie Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," premieres in NYC 
Feb 5
"Turn-On," debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly 
Feb 5
US population reaches 200 million 
Feb 5
Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins 
Feb 6
"Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances 
Feb 6
Jerry Herman's "Dear World," premieres in NYC 
Feb 6
The New Ulster Movement is formed to promote moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who supported Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister 
Feb 7
"This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV 
Feb 7
Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO 
Feb 7
Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah) 
Feb 7
The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service. 
Feb 8
Last edition of Saturday Evening Post 
Feb 8
Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico 
Feb 9
Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight 
Feb 9
KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Feb 10
LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94 
Feb 11
Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah 
Feb 11
Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ 
Feb 13
Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released 
Feb 13
Suriname government of Pengel resigns 
Feb 17
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released. 
Feb 17
Golda Meir sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel 
Feb 18
Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st 
Feb 18
PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland 
Feb 19
1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet 
Feb 21
1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes) 
Feb 21
Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators 
Feb 22
Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track 
Feb 23
Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine 
Feb 23
WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast 
Feb 24
Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby 
Feb 24
Northern Ireland Stormont parliament election held leading to fragmentation of the Unionist party into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist' 
Feb 25
Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album 
Feb 25
Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars 
Feb 25
Pension plan for baseball is agreed to 
Feb 25
Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet. 
Feb 27
Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via milt coup 
Feb 27
President Nixon visits West-Berlin 
Feb 28
Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR 
Feb 28
Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina & Ulanov of URS 
Feb 28
Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR 
Feb 28
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA 
Feb 28
Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister 
Mar 1
"Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 perfs 
Mar 1
After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts 
Mar 1
Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium 
Mar 1
NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires 
Mar 1
Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast 
Mar 2
1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde 
Mar 2
Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die) 
Mar 2
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 14th Symphony 
Mar 2
Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season 
Mar 3
Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days) 
Mar 4
The Kray brothers, Ronald and Reginald, London East End gang bosses, are found guilty of murder. Both will die in captivity. 
Mar 5
Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris 
Mar 5
Gustav Heinemann elected president of West Germany 
Mar 5
Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London 
Mar 7
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 10
James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin Luther King Jr 
Mar 12
11th Grammy Awards: Mrs Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix wins 
Mar 12
120 cannabis joints found at George & Patti Harrison's home 
Mar 13
Apollo 9 returns to Earth 
Mar 14
Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct 
Mar 14
Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ 
Mar 15
US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns 
Mar 15
Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead 
Mar 16
"1776" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances 
Mar 16
Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period 
Mar 16
Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres in NYC 
Mar 16
Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155 
Mar 17
Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th PM 
Mar 17
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open 
Mar 18
"Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances 
Mar 19
British invade Anguilla 
Mar 19
Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention 
Mar 19
The 385 metre tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build- up. 
Mar 20
Abebe Bikila's auto-accident, near Addis Ababa 
Mar 20
US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970 
Mar 21
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 22
"Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance 
Mar 22
"Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances 
Mar 22
31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years 
Mar 23
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Charlotte Golf Invitational 
Mar 23
Rally for Decency (Miami) 
Mar 25
Andes Pact signed in Peru 
Mar 25
John & Yoko stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam) 
Mar 25
Pakistan Gen Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as pres 
Mar 25
Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968 
Mar 26
Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV 
Mar 26
Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Neth goes into use 
Mar 26
Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched 
Mar 27
Black Academy of Arts & Letters forms in Boston 
Mar 27
Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars 
Mar 28
Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal 
Mar 28
Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece. 
Mar 29
Communist New People's Army found in Philippines 
Mar 30
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational 
Mar 30
Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics 
Mar 31
George Harrison & Patti Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs 
Apr 1
Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corporation 
Apr 1
Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals 
Apr 1
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier (vertical take-off fighter) enters service with the RAF. 
Apr 2
Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) 
Apr 3
Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort. 
Apr 4
Denton Cooley gets 1st temporary artificial heart 
Apr 5
Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities. 
Apr 7
Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds 
Apr 7
Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material 
Apr 7
Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4 
Apr 7
The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1. 
Apr 8
1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9 
Apr 8
Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games 
Apr 9
1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol) 
Apr 9
Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3 
Apr 12
Simon & Garfunkel releases "Boxer" 
Apr 13
33rd Golf Masters Championship: George Archer wins, shooting a 281 
Apr 13
Closure of the Brisbane tramway network. 
Apr 14
1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada) 
Apr 14
41st Academy Awards - "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn/Barbara Striesand win 
Apr 14
KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 14
Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College 
Apr 14
Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540 
Apr 15
North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea 
Apr 17
People's Democracy activist Bernadette Devlin becomes the youngest woman Member of Parliament ever elected to Westminster at 21 years old 
Apr 17
Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party 
Apr 17
Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0 
Apr 17
Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy 
Apr 17
The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert 
Apr 18
Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund 
Apr 19
Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary 
Apr 20
23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope & 1776 win 
Apr 20
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Apr 20
Bombs planted by Loyalists members of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers explode at Silent Valley reservoir in County Down and at an electricity pylon at Kilmore, County Armagh 
Apr 21
73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49 
Apr 21
The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings 
Apr 22
1st human eye transplant performed 
Apr 22
Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
Apr 22
Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing 
Apr 22
Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland 
Apr 23
ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney 
Apr 23
LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points 
Apr 23
Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province China 
Apr 23
Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy 
Apr 23
The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement 
Apr 24
Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded 
Apr 24
Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians 
Apr 24
Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead 
Apr 24
US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary 
Apr 24
Car firm British Leyland launch the Austin Maxi in Oporto Portugal 
Apr 24
Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland 
Apr 25
5,400th & last episode of BBC Radio serial "The Dales" (formerly "Mrs Dale's Diary" ) 
Apr 26
"Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances 
Apr 26
"George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances 
Apr 26
Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman 
Apr 27
Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational 
Apr 28
Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France 
Apr 28
King Crismson with Greg Lake & Ian McDonald debuts 
Apr 28
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark. 
Apr 29
"Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 perfs 
Apr 30
Cin Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0 
Apr 30
WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
May 1
43 Unification church couples wed in NYC 
May 1
Houston Don Wilson 2nd no-hitter beats Cin Reds, 4-0 
May 1
Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000 
May 1
Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting 
May 1
James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister 
May 2
British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY 
May 3
"Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 perfs 
May 3
95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8 
May 4
Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody" premieres in NYC 
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 LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 
May 5
Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night) 
May 6
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting 
May 7
2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1 
May 7
Lt General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA 
May 8
Cambodia recognizes German DR 
May 8
Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Sacra Ritum Congregation 
May 9
BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick 
May 9
Following his release from prison Ian Paisley, North Ireland Loyalist holds a 'victory' meeting 
May 10
Apollo 10 transmit 1st color pictures of Earth from space 
May 10
Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times 
May 10
US troops begin attack on Hill 937 ("Hamburger Hill"), Vietnam 
May 10
In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children" 
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 13
Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
May 14
Abortion & 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
US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off SF 
May 16
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
May 16
Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere 
May 16
Who's Pete Townsend & Roger Daltrey charged with assault 
May 17
"My Wife, My Dog, My Cat" by Maskman & The Agents hits #92 
May 17
95th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6 
May 17
Balt, Cleve & Pitts agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL 
May 17
Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus 
May 18
"Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 122 perfs 
May 18
Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit 
May 18
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational 
May 20
US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam 
May 21
Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death: later commuted to life imprisonmnet 
May 21
Slovan Bratislava wins 9th Europe Cup II in Basel 
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 NY Mets 
May 21
Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student. 
May 22
Stafford & 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 & stays #1 for 5 weeks 
May 25
"Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating 
May 25
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
May 25
Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup 
May 26
Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth 
May 26
John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal) 
May 27
Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV 
May 27
Walt Disney World construction begins 
May 28
AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid 
May 29
Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice 
May 29
General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest. 
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 30
Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h) 
May 31
"Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 132 perfs 
May 31
"Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8 
May 31
John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance" 
May 31
Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amore" 
Jun 1
Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV 
Jun 2
Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam) 
Jun 2
Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open 
Jun 3
Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder) 
Jun 4
Beatles release Ballad Of John & Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US 
Jun 4
Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group 
Jun 4
22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft 
Jun 5
Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns 
Jun 5
Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut 
Jun 5
The International communist conference begins in Moscow. 
Jun 6
Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar 
Jun 7
"Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV 
Jun 7
101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8 
Jun 7
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special 
Jun 7
Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion" 
Jun 7
Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1 
Jun 8
"Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV 
Jun 8
21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win 
Jun 8
Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones 
Jun 8
General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar 
Jun 8
KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jun 8
Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG) 
Jun 8
Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August 
Jun 8
Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones 
Jun 8
Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jun 9
Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems 
Jun 9
Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice 
Jun 11
"The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK 
Jun 11
David Bowie releases "Space Oddity" 
Jun 13
Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones 
Jun 14
John & Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show 
Jun 14
Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7 
Jun 15
"Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV 
Jun 15
69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston 
Jun 15
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic 
Jun 15
Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon 
Jun 15
The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region 
Jun 16
Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House 
Jun 17
"Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude) 
Jun 18
A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government 
Jun 19
State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances 
Jun 20
150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear 
Jun 20
Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France 
Jun 20
White Rhodesia agrees to race separation 
Jun 21
1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace) 
Jun 21
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow 
Jun 21
John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m) 
Jun 21
Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525" 
Jun 22
Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance 
Jun 22
Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire 
Jun 22
Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic 
Jun 22
The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland 
Jun 23
French government of Couve de Murville resigns 
Jun 23
Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 23
Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice 
Jun 23
Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province 
Jun 25
Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon 
Jun 27
50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival 
Jun 27
Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match 
Jun 27
Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days 
Jun 28
John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's 
Jun 28
Stonewall riots begin in New York City. 
Jun 29
1st Jewish worship service at White House 
Jun 29
24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young 
Jun 29
On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896) 
Jun 30
Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34 
Jun 30
Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco 
Jun 30
In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence 
Jul 1
Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales 
Jul 1
John Lennon & Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash 
Jul 1
Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips 
Jul 2
Ireland bowl out West Indies for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts 
Jul 2
Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain 
Jul 3
78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI 
Jul 4
"Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK 
Jul 4
140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin 
Jul 4
76th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie J King (36 63 62) 
Jul 4
Italian Rumor government resigns 
Jul 4
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 4
The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie. 
Jul 5
83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64) 
Jul 5
Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park 
Jul 6
Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger 
Jul 6
Frente Obrero y Liberacion (FOL) forms in Curacao 
Jul 7
Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang 
Jul 7
German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal 
Jul 8
US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam 
Jul 8
IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer. 
Jul 9
Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th 
Jul 10
Chilean Association of Librarians created 
Jul 11
David Bowie releases "Space Oddity" 
Jul 11
Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman" 
Jul 12
98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham 
Jul 12
As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many familles in Belfast are forced to move from their homes 
Jul 13
Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon 
Jul 13
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open 
Jul 13
North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system." 
Jul 14
"Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins 
Jul 14
Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead) 
Jul 14
WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast 
Jul 14
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation. 
Jul 14
A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles' 
Jul 14
Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry 
Jul 15
Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader 
Jul 15
Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season 
Jul 16
Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched 
Jul 18
Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL 
Jul 19
Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit 
Jul 20
1st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. from Apollo 11 
Jul 20
Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jul 20
Eddy Merckx wins Tour de France 
Jul 21
Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT) 
Jul 21
Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits 
Jul 22
Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit 
Jul 22
USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite 
Jul 23
40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Wash DC 
Jul 23
All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants) 
Jul 23
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 24
Apollo 11 returns to Earth 
Jul 24
Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game 
Jul 24
Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal 
Jul 25
1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY) 
Jul 25
70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival 
Jul 25
Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne 
Jul 26
Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific 
Jul 27
15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
Jul 27
Pioneer 10 launched 
Jul 29
Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars 
Jul 30
Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets 
Jul 30
Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas 
Jul 30
KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 30
Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos) 
Jul 31
KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jul 31
Mariner 6 flies past Mars 
Jul 31
National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La 
Aug 1
110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival 
Aug 1
36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208) 
Aug 1
Mariner 6 sends close-up photo's of Mars 
Aug 2
Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion 
Aug 2
US President Richard Nixon visits Romania 
Aug 3
Reds beats Phillies 19-17 
Aug 3
Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational 
Aug 4
Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium 
Aug 5
Mariner 7 flies past Mars 
Aug 5
Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium 
Aug 5
The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin 
Aug 6
Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals) 
Aug 9
"Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances 
Aug 9
Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders 
Aug 10
Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win 
Aug 10
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open 
Aug 11
Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder 
Aug 11
Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo) 
Aug 12
Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million 
Aug 12
Battle of the Bogside: RUC officers, backed by loyalists, entered the nationalist Bogside in armoured cars and tried to suppress the riot by using CS gas, water cannon and eventually firearms; the almost continuous rioting lasted for two days 
Aug 13
Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0 
Aug 13
Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote 
Aug 14
British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland 
Aug 14
NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant 
Aug 14
In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent 
Aug 14
The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner 
Aug 15
Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm) 
Aug 16
WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting 
Aug 16
Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY 
Aug 17
Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana) 
Aug 17
51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio 
Aug 17
Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open 
Aug 17
NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season) 
Aug 18
Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly" 
Aug 18
Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act 
Aug 19
Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0 
Aug 20
69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record) 
Aug 21
Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem 
Aug 22
Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road" 
Aug 22
Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America 
Aug 23
Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno 
Aug 23
France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912) 
Aug 24
Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament 
Aug 24
Peru nationalizes US oil interests 
Aug 25
Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo) 
Aug 27
Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes 
Aug 27
Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs) 
Aug 29
Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench 
Aug 29
KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 30
120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival 
Aug 30
25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash 
Aug 30
69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk 
Aug 30
Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida 
Aug 31
25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival 
Sep 1
Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 1
Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris 
Sep 2
NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated 
Sep 2
Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season 
Sep 2
The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York. 
Sep 5
Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections 
Sep 6
"Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances 
Sep 7
83rd US Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2 6-2) 
Sep 7
Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open 
Sep 7
US amateur Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beat Virginia Wade (46 63 60) 
Sep 8
2nd US Tennis Open: Rod Laver wins, completing his 2nd grand slam. The men's singles final also featured the smallest recorded session of 3,708 due to rain. 
Sep 8
89th US Men's Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62) 
Sep 8
Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya 
Sep 8
US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61) 
Sep 9
Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82 
Sep 9
Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83 
Sep 9
Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only) 
Sep 9
WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 10
NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time 
Sep 10
US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado 
Sep 11
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 13
Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title 
Sep 13
Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player 
Sep 13
Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance 
Sep 14
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open 
Sep 14
Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage 
Sep 15
Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game 
Sep 18
Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged 
Sep 20
18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England 
Sep 20
Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1 
Sep 20
Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0 
Sep 21
58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0) 
Sep 21
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
Sep 21
NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos 
Sep 21
Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8) 
Sep 22
"Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 22
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Sep 22
SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs 
Sep 23
1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV 
Sep 23
Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead 
Sep 24
1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati 
Sep 24
NY Mets clinch NL East pennant 
Sep 24
Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam 
Sep 24
Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins 
Sep 26
Beatles release "Abbey Road" album 
Sep 26
Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia 
Sep 26
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 28
Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14) 
Sep 28
Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing! 
Sep 28
SPD wins West German Parliament elections 
Sep 29
"Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
"Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
"Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
"Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
"Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6 
Sep 29
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Sep 29
Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart" 
Sep 29
Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season 
Sep 29
Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver 
Sep 30
Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant 
Oct 1
Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier 
Oct 1
Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps 
Oct 1
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 2
Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473 
Oct 2
US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians 
Oct 4
Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Bkln Myrtle Beach el 
Oct 4
UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters 
Oct 4
Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings 
Oct 5
Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
Oct 5
Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC 
Oct 5
Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal 
Oct 6
WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 7
WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 8
The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois. 
Oct 9
Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together" 
Oct 11
-28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod 
Oct 11
Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3 
Oct 11
Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 & 8 follow in next 2 days 
Oct 11
Three people shot dead during street violence in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast 
Oct 12
1st time 5 people in space 
Oct 12
KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN 
Oct 12
KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins 
Oct 12
Soyuz 7 is launched 
Oct 13
1st time 7 people in space 
Oct 13
Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins 
Oct 13
Soyuz 8 is launched 
Oct 14
Palme government forms in Sweden 
Oct 14
Race riots in Springfield Mass 
Oct 14
T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0 
Oct 14
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 14
The United Kingdom introduces the 50p (fifty-pence) coin, replacing the ten-shilling note, in anticipation of currency decimalisation in 1971. 
Oct 15
Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated 
Oct 15
Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars) 
Oct 15
NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game 
Oct 15
Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series 
Oct 15
Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war 
Oct 15
3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins 
Oct 16
100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5 
Oct 16
Soyuz 6 returns to Earth 
Oct 16
Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series 
Oct 17
NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY 
Oct 17
Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK 
Oct 17
Soyuz 7 returns to Earth 
Oct 18
Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners 
Oct 18
Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter arrested for marijuana possession 
Oct 18
Rod Stewart joins Small Faces 
Oct 18
Soyuz 8 returns to Earth 
Oct 19
J Bock & S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds," premieres in NYC 
Oct 19
Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic 
Oct 19
Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21) 
Oct 20
WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 21
Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day) 
Oct 21
Leonard Gersh' "Butterflies are Free" premieres in NYC 
Oct 21
Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany 
Oct 21
Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali 
Oct 22
KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM 
Oct 22
Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death 
Oct 23
"Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances 
Oct 24
Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together 
Oct 26
Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open 
Oct 26
WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast 
Oct 27
Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen 
Oct 27
Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders 
Oct 27
St Vincent & Grenadines gains associated status with Britain 
Oct 29
Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once" 
Oct 29
Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award 
Oct 29
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 29
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Oct 30
WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast 
Oct 31
George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK 
Oct 31
Race riot in Jacksonville Florida 
Nov 1
The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks 
Nov 2
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open 
Nov 2
NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each 
Nov 3
Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium 
Nov 6
1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det) 
Nov 7
John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK 
Nov 10
"Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV 
Nov 11
Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK 
Nov 11
Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness 
Nov 12
Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union 
Nov 12
Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP 
Nov 12
US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19 
Nov 12
WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Nov 13
VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion 
Nov 14
2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US 
Nov 14
Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing 
Nov 15
1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back) 
Nov 15
1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland) 
Nov 15
250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War 
Nov 15
Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla 
Nov 15
Wendy's Hamburgers opens 
Nov 16
1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai S Vietnam, by US is 1st reported 
Nov 16
US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28 
Nov 17
SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland 
Nov 19
Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon 
Nov 19
WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 20
Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans 
Nov 20
Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur 
Nov 20
Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal 
Nov 20
SF Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP 
Nov 21
KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Nov 21
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 22
Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University 
Nov 24
Apollo 12 returns to Earth 
Nov 24
West German president Heinemann visits Netherlands 
Nov 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 
Nov 25
John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War 
Nov 25
KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 26
35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB) 
Nov 26
Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall) 
Nov 26
Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon 
Nov 28
Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 29
The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1 
Nov 30
57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11 
Nov 30
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 1
US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II 
Dec 2
"Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances