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1969 Historical Event(s)
- January 17, 1969 – Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
- February 17, 1969 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- March 2, 1969 – In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
- March 10, 1969 – In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
- March 13, 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
- 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.
- May 26, 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
- October 1, 1969 – Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
- October 15, 1969 – Vietnam War; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held in Washington DC and across the US. Over 2 million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in the nation’s capitol.
- November 21, 1969 – The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI.
Who Were Born On 1969?
- February 12, 1969 – Meja, Swedish singer
- May 28, 1969 – Justin Kirk, American actor
- June 25, 1969 – Matt Gallant, American television host
- July 7, 1969 – Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer
- July 14, 1969 – Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
- July 21, 1969 – Klaus Graf, German racing driver
- August 5, 1969 – Robert Scott, Australian rower
- November 18, 1969 – Ahmed Helmi, Egyptian actor
- December 16, 1969 – Florencia Lozano, American actress
- December 18, 1969 – Akira Iida, Japanese racing driver