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January 20: Richard M. Nixon becomes the 37th President of the United States
1969 ( MCMLXIX)
was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1969th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 969th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 69th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1960s decade. The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon ( Apollo 11), the creation of the internet, and the commencement of the Gay Rights Movement.
March 4 – Arrest warrants are issued by a Florida court for Jim Morrison on charges of indecent exposure during a Doors concert three days earlier. 
March 13 – Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
March 16 – Viasa Flight 742 crashes into a neighborhood in Maracaibo, Venezuela, shortly after taking off for Miami; all 84 people on board the DC-9 jet are killed along with 71 people on the ground. 
March 18 – Operation Breakfast, the covert bombing of Cambodia by U.S. planes, begins. An annular solar eclipse was visible in Indian and Pacific Oceans, and was the 49th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 129.
British paratroopers and Marines land on the island of
Anguilla, ending its unrecognized independence. A 385 metres (1,263 ft) tall TV mast at Emley Moor, England, collapses due to ice build-up.
March 28 – Pope Paul VI increases the number of Roman Catholic cardinals by one-third, from 101 to 134.
March 29 – The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 is held in Madrid, and results in four co-winners, with 18 votes each, from Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France.
March 30 – The body of former United States General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower is brought by caisson to the United States Capitol to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda; Eisenhower had died two days earlier, after a long illness, in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. March 31 – The Barroterán coal mine disaster kills 153 coal miners in Mexico
May 4 – In a repeat of the previous season's finals, the Montreal Canadiens defeat the St. Louis Blues four games to none to win the Stanley Cup.
May 13 – May 13 Incident: Race riots occur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
May 14 – Colonel Muammar Gaddafi visits Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
May 15 – An American teenager known as ' Robert R.' dies in St. Louis, Missouri, of a baffling medical condition. In 1984 it will be identified as the earliest confirmed case of HIV/AIDS in North America.
May 16 – Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
May 17 – Venera program: Soviet probe begins to descend into Venera 6 Venus's atmosphere, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
May 18 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 ( Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, John Young) is launched as a full rehearsal for the Moon landing, but stops 15 kilometers short of actually reaching the lunar surface.
May 20 – United States National Guard helicopters spray skin-stinging powder on anti-war protesters in California.
May 21 – : Civil unrest breaks out in Rosariazo Rosario, Argentina, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
May 22 – Apollo program: Apollo 10's lunar module flies to within 15,400 m of the Moon's surface.
May 25 – , an Midnight Cowboy X-rated, Oscar-winning John Schlesinger film, is released.
Andean Pact (Andean Group) is established. Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth, after a successful 8-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming first manned Moon landing.
May 26– June 2 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono conduct their second Bed-In. The follow-up to the Amsterdam event is held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Lennon composes and records the song during the Bed-In. Give Peace a Chance
May 29 – : A general strike and civil unrest break out in Cordobazo Córdoba, Argentina. May 30 – Riots in Curaçao mark the start of an Afro-Caribbean civil rights movement on the island.
June 3 – While operating at sea on SEATO maneuvers, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS accidentally rams and slices into the American destroyer Melbourne USS in the South China Sea, killing 74 American seamen. Frank E. Evans
June 5 – An international communist conference begins in Moscow.
June 7 – The rock group Blind Faith plays its first gig in front of 100,000 people in London's Hyde Park.
June 8 – Francisco Franco orders the closing of the Gibraltar–Spain border and communications between Gibraltar and Spain in response to the 1967 Gibraltar sovereignty referendum. The border remains closed until a partial reopening on December 15,  1982.
June 8 – U.S. President Richard Nixon and South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu meet at Midway Island. Nixon announces that 25,000 U.S. troops will be withdrawn by September.
June 15 – Georges Pompidou is elected President of France. 
June 17 – After a 23-game match, Boris Spassky defeats Tigran Petrosian to become the World Chess Champion in Moscow.
June 18– 22 – The National Convention of the Students for a Democratic Society, held in Chicago, collapses and the Weatherman faction seizes control of the SDS National Office. Thereafter, any activity run from the National Office or bearing the name of SDS is Weatherman-controlled.
June 23 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
June 24 – The United Kingdom and Rhodesia sever diplomatic ties, after Rhodesian constitutional referendum. June 28 – The Stonewall riots in New York City mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.
descends a ladder to become the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon during
July 1 – Charles, Prince of Wales, is invested with his title at Caernarfon.
July 3 – Brian Jones, musician and founder of The Rolling Stones, drowns in his swimming pool at his home in Sussex, England.
July 4 – Michael Mageau and Darlene Ferrin are shot at Blue Rock Springs in California. They are the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. Mageau survives the attack while Ferrin is pronounced dead-on-arrival at Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Richmond.
July 5 – Tom Mboya, Kenyan Minister of Development, is assassinated.
July 7 – French is made equal to English throughout the Canadian national government.
July 8 – Vietnam War: The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made.
July 10 – Donald Crowhurst's trimaran Teignmouth Electron sailing vessel is found drifting and unoccupied. It is presumed that Crowhurst might have committed suicide at sea.
Football War: After Honduras loses a soccer game against El Salvador, rioting breaks out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers. Of the 300,000 Salvadoran workers in Honduras, tens of thousands are expelled, prompting a brief Salvadoran invasion of Honduras. The OAS works out a cease-fire on July 18, which takes effect on July 20. The
Act of Free Choice commences in Merauke, West Irian. The United States' $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
July 16 – Apollo program: Apollo 11 ( Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins) lifts off toward the first landing on the Moon.
July 18 – Chappaquiddick incident – Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaign aide to his brother, dies in the early morning hours of July 19 in the submerged car.
July 20 – Apollo program: The lunar module Eagle | Apollo 11 lands on the lunar surface. An estimated 500 million people worldwide watch in awe as Neil Armstrong takes his historic first steps on the Moon at 10:56 pm ET (02:56 UTC July 21), the largest television audience for a live broadcast at that time.  
July 22 – Spanish dictator and head of state Francisco Franco appoints Prince Juan Carlos his successor.
Apollo 11 astronauts return from the first successful Moon landing, and are placed in biological isolation for several days, on the chance they may have brought back lunar germs. The airless lunar environment is later determined to preclude microscopic life. The Soviet Union returns British lecturer Gerald Brooke to the United Kingdom freed from a Soviet prison in exchange for their spies Peter and Helen Kroger ( Morris and Lona Cohen).
July 25 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This starts the "Vietnamization" of the war.
July 26 – The New York Chapter of the Young Lords is founded.
July 30 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam, meeting with President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and U.S. military commanders. July 31
August 4 – Vietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. They eventually fail since both sides cannot agree to any terms.
August 5 – Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).
August 10 – The Manson Family kills Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, wealthy Los Angeles businessman and his wife.
August 12 – 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.
August 13 – Serious border clashes occur between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.
August 14 – British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland following the 3 day Battle of the Bogside to restore law and order. 
August 15 – Captain D's is founded as "Mr. D's Seafood and Hamburgers" by Ray Danner with its first location opening in Donelson, Tennessee.
August 15– 18 – The Woodstock Festival is held near White Lake, New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
August 17 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille, the most powerful tropical cyclonic system at landfall in history, hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing US$1.5 billion in damage (1969 dollars).
August 18 – Long John Silver's restaurant chain opens its first store in Lexington, Kentucky.
August 20 – Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is established in Florissant, Colorado, U.S.
August 24 – V. V. Giri elected President of India August 29 – A Trans World Airlines flight from Rome to Tel Aviv is hijacked and diverted to Syria.
September 1 – 1969 Libyan coup d'état: A bloodless coup in Libya ousts King Idris and brings Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to power.
September 5 – Lieutenant William Calley is charged with six counts of premeditated murder for the 1968 My Lai Massacre deaths of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai, Vietnam.
September 9 – Allegheny Airlines Flight 853, a DC-9 airliner, collides in flight with a small Piper PA-28 airplane, and crashes near Fairland, Indiana, killing all 83 persons in both aircraft.
September 11 – An annular solar eclipse was visible in Pacific Ocean and South America, and was the 41st solar eclipse of Solar Saros 134.
September 13 – airs its first episode on the Scooby-Doo CBS network in the United States.
September 14 – Persons who were born during the years from 1944 to 1951, and who celebrate their birthdays on this day, mark the occasion without being aware that September 14 will be the first date selected in the new U.S. draft lottery on December 1.
September 22 – San Francisco Giant Willie Mays becomes the first major league baseball player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 career home runs.
September 22– 25 – An Islamic conference in Rabat, Morocco, following the al-Aqsa Mosque fire (August 21), condemns the Israeli claim of ownership of Jerusalem.
September 24 – The trial begins in Chicago Eight Chicago, Illinois.
September 25 – The Organisation of the Islamic Conference is founded.
The Beatles release their album which is an enormous commercial success and, although receiving mixed reviews at this time, comes to be viewed by many as the group's best. Abbey Road is broadcast for the first time on The Brady Bunch ABC. September 28 – West German federal election, 1969: The Social Democrats, led by Vice Chancellor Willy Brandt, and the Free Democrats led by Walter Scheel, formed a coalition government with Brandt as Chancellor, after the Social Democrats severed their relationship with Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger's Christian Democratic Union.
January 3 – Michael Schumacher, German seven-time Formula 1 world champion
January 6 – Norman Reedus, American actor
January 11 – Kyōko Hikami, Japanese voice actress
January 15 – Meret Becker, German actress and musician
January 17 – Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film director
January 19 – Junior Seau, American NFL player (d. 2012)
January 20 – Patrick K. Kroupa, American writer, hacker
Cornelius, Japanese rock musician, singer and producer Patton Oswalt, American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice artist
January 29 – Hyde, Japanese rock musician, singer and guitarist
May 1 – Wes Anderson, American director, producer, screenwriter and actor
May 2 – Brian Lara, West Indian cricketer
May 3 – Daryl F. Mallett, American author and actor
May 4 – Christina Billotte, American musician
May 6 – Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
May 10 – Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch soccer player
May 12 – Kim Fields, American actress
May 15 – Emmitt Smith, American football player
May 18 – Martika, American singer
May 21 – Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (d. 2000)
May 26 – Siri Lindley, American triathlete May 28 – Rob Ford, Canadian politician (d. 2016)
June 2 – Jamie Thraves, English film writer, director and music video director
June 3 – Takako Minekawa, Japanese musician, composer and writer
June 4 – Rob Huebel, American comedian
June 8 – J. P. Manoux, American actor
June 13 – Søren Rasted, Danish musician
June 18 – Haki Doku, Albanian para-cyclist
June 19 – Trine Pallesen, Danish actress
June 20 – Paulo Bento, Portuguese football player and coach
June 21 – Pat Sansone, American guitarist
June 25 – Storm Large, American singer and actor
June 26 – Mike Myers, American baseball pitcher
June 27 – Draco Rosa, Puerto Rican musician, singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur
July 4 – Jordan Sonnenblick, American teacher and novelist
July 5 – John LeClair, American hockey player
July 9 – Munkhbayar Dorjsuren, Mongolian-German sport shooter
July 11 – David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
July 13 – Ken Jeong, American actor, comedian and physician
July 14 – Billy Herrington, American gay pornographic actor (d. 2018)
July 15 – Chris Wyse, American bassist of Owl and The Cult
July 16 – Sahra Wagenknecht, German politician
John Cariani, American actor and playwright Phil Edge, British Theatre Lighting Designer
July 24 – Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
July 25 – Jason Harris Katz, American voice actor and television host
July 26 – Tanni Grey-Thompson, born Carys Grey, British Paralympian
July 29 – Timothy Omundson, American actor
July 30 – Simon Baker, Australian-American actor and director July 31 – Antonio Conte, Italian football player and manager
August 1 – David Wain, American comedian, writer, actor, and director
August 3 – Anne Marie DeLuise, Canadian actress
August 5 – Kenny Irwin Jr., NASCAR Driver (d. 2000)
August 9 – Troy Percival, American baseball player
August 10 – Brian Drummond, Canadian voice actor
August 12 – Tanita Tikaram, German-born British singer-songwriter
August 13 – Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater
August 14 – Chris Pérez, Mexican-American guitarist
August 16 – Kate Higgins, American voice actress
August 21 – Oliver Geissen, German television presenter
August 26 – Glenn Berger, American scriptwriter
August 28 – Jack Black, American actor and musician
Lucero, Mexican singer and actress Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player August 30 – Kent Osborne, American actor and producer
October 2 – Mitch English, American actor and television host
October 5 – Elizabeth Azcona Bocock, Honduran politician
October 8 – Julia Ann, American pornographic actress
October 12 – Judit Mascó, Spanish model, television host and writer
October 15 – Kim Raver, American actress
Vanessa Marshall, American actress and voice actress Trey Parker, American voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, composer, director and producer
October 21 – Michael Hancock, Australian rugby league footballer
October 22 – Spike Jonze, American director and filmmaker
December 3 – Bill Steer, English musician
December 4 – Jay Z, African-American rapper
December 5 – Alex Kapp Horner, American actress
December 7 – Patrice O'Neal, American comedian and radio personality (d. 2011)
December 8 – Kerry Earnhardt, American race car driver
December 13 – Hideo Ishikawa, Japanese voice actor
December 15 – Rick Law, American illustrator and producer
December 16 – Michelle Smith, Irish swimmer
December 20 – Chisa Yokoyama, Japanese voice actress
Brad Anderson, American wrestler
Milan Blagojevic, Australian soccer player
Pernille Fischer Christensen, Danish film director
Taro Goto, Japanese soccer player
Leavander Johnson, American lightweight boxer (d. 2005)
Ryuji Kato, Japanese soccer player
Nick Love, English film director and writer
Miyuki Matsushita, Japanese voice actress
Clinton McKinnon, American musician
Sean Cameron Michael, South African actor and singer
Ed Miliband, English academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office
Mark Millar, Scottish author
Luis Musrri, Chilean soccer player
Mariko Shiga, Japanese voice actress (d. 1989)
Oleg Skripochka, Russian cosmonaut
Gintaras Staučė, Lithuanian soccer player
Chen Yueling, American race walker
Jonathan Zittrain, American professor Michael Zucchet, American economist and politician, Mayor of San Diego
December 25 – Nicolas Godin, French musician
Chyna, American professional wrestler (d. 2016) Sarah Vowell, American historian, author, journalist, essayist, social commentator, and actress
December 28 – Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer
December 31 – Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist
April 2 – Fortunio Bonanova, Spanish actor and singer (b. 1895)
April 4 – Félix Conde Falcón, American army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor (b. 1938)
April 6 – Gabriel Chevallier, French writer (b. 1895)
April 10 – Harley Earl, American designer and executive (b. 1893)
April 14 – Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Spanish actress (b. 1900)
April 15 – Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, former Queen consort of Spain (b. 1887)
April 17 – Abu Hussain Sarkar, Bengali politician (b. 1894)
April 20 – Benny Benjamin, American urban and jazz musician (b. 1925)
April 22 – Husain Bey, Crown Prince of Tunisia (b. 1893)
April 24 – Ernie Blenkinsop, English footballer (b. 1902)
April 26 – Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883) April 27 – René Barrientos, Bolivian general and statesman, 56th and 58th President of Bolivia (plane crash) (b. 1919)
May 1 – Ella Logan, Scottish-American actress and singer (b. 1910)
May 2 – Franz von Papen, Prussian-German nobleman, general and politician, 22nd Chancellor of Germany and 26th Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1879)
May 6 – Don Drummond, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1932)
May 9 – Vincenzo Musolino, Italian actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1930)
May 11 – Salomão Barbosa Ferraz, Brazilian Roman Catholic priest and bishop (b. 1880)
May 12 – Martin Lamble, British folk rock musician (b. 1949)
May 21 – William Lincoln Bakewell, American aboard (b. 1888)
May 23 – Jimmy McHugh, American composer (b. 1894)
May 28 – Emilio Bigi, Paraguayan musician (b. 1910)
Rafael Osuna, Mexican professional tennis player and winner of the 1963 U.S. Open and three Grand Slam doubles titles, in the crash of Mexicana Flight 704. (b. 1938)
June 8 – Robert Taylor, American actor (b. 1911)
June 11 – John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 (b. 1889)
June 12 – Aleksandr Deyneka, Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1899)
June 15 – Sargis Abrahamyan, Russian writer (b. 1915)
June 16 – Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, British field marshal and Government official, 17th Governor General of Canada (b. 1891)
June 18 – Edgar Anderson, American botanist (b. 1897)
June 19 – Natalie Talmadge, American actress (b. 1898)
June 20 – Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi, Egyptian Qur' anic reciter (b. 1920)
June 22 – Judy Garland, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
July 3 – Brian Jones, British rock musician (b. 1942)
July 6 – Laura Latorre Mendoza, Filipino Roman Catholic widow, catechist and saint (b. 1877)
July 9 – Raizō Tanaka, Japanese admiral (b. 1892)
July 13 – Muhammad Shahidullah, Bengali educationist (b. 1885)
July 17 – Harry Benham, American actor (b. 1884)
July 20 – Cathy Wayne, entertainer; first Australian woman killed in the Vietnam War (b. 1949)
July 21 – A. D. King, American civil rights activist (b. 1930)
July 24 – Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (b. 1904)
July 25 – Otto Dix, German painter (b. 1891)
July 28 – Frank Loesser, American songwriter (b. 1910)
September 3 – John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
September 4 – José Vicente Faria Lima, Brazilian engineer and politician (b. 1909)
September 5 – Mario Berlinguer, Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1891)
September 6 – Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian footballer (b. 1892)
September 7 – Gavin Maxwell, Scottish naturalist and author (b. 1914)
September 8 – Bud Collyer, American radio and television personality (b. 1908)
September 12 – Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr., American general (b. 1888)
September 15 – Åke Grönberg, Swedish actor (b. 1914)
September 19 – Rex Ingram, American actor (b. 1895)
September 27 – Nicolas Grunitzky, 2nd President of Togo (b. 1913)
November 1 – Pauline Bush, American actress (b. 1886)
November 4 – Ikbal Ali Shah, Indian-born Afghan diplomat and author (b. 1894)
November 5 – Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (b. 1900)
November 11 – Frank Mills, American politician in Ohio legislature (b. 1904)
November 12 – William F. Friedman, American cryptanalyst (b. 1891)
November 13 – Iskander Mirza, Pakistani politician, 1st President of Pakistan (b. 1899)
November 18 – Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., American politician (b. 1888)
November 24 – Eugenio Duse, Italian actor (b. 1889)
November 27 – Malcolm Barclay-Harvey, British politician, 22nd Governor of South Australia (b. 1890) November 28 – Roy Barcroft, American actor (b. 1902)
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^ "Trio of Best-Sellers?",
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