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1969 Historical Event(s)
- January 22, 1969 – A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
- February 17, 1969 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- February 18, 1969 – Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 crashes into Mount Whitney killing all on board.
- March 28, 1969 – Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
- April 15, 1969 – The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
- June 22, 1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.
- June 23, 1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
- August 12, 1969 – Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside.
- November 19, 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the “Ocean of Storms”) and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
- December 1, 1969 – The first legislation to limit aircraft noise levels at airports is introduced in U.S. Federal Air Regulation, Part 36.
Who Were Born On 1969?
- February 12, 1969 – Hong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer
- March 12, 1969 – Jake Tapper, American journalist
- March 25, 1969 – Dale Davis, American basketball player
- July 9, 1969 – Mark Lui, Hong Kong composer and producer
- August 8, 1969 – Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler
- August 17, 1969 – Christian Laettner, American basketball player
- August 18, 1969 – Edward Norton, American actor
- September 7, 1969 – Rudy Galindo, American skater figure
- November 3, 1969 – Tommy Tiernan, Irish comedian
- November 24, 1969 – Rob Nicholson, American musician