1969- A Fine Vintage




In 1969 (the year you were born)



Richard Nixon becomes president of the US

Senator Edward Kennedy escapes injury when the car he is driving veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island

US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to set foot on the moon while commanding the Apollo 11 mission

Breathtaking pictures of Mars are transmitted to earth from NASA’s Mariner 7 as it passes within 2,200 miles of the Red Planet

Woodstock music festival begins in upstate NY, featuring performances by Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more artists

250,000 Vietnam War protestors gather in Washington for the largest anti-war rally in US history

The first draft lottery since WWII is held in New York City

The Beatles’ performance in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records

The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the US

Marilyn Manson, J.D. Wilner, Jennifer Aniston, Renée Zellweger, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, and Linus Torvalds are born

New York Mets win the World Series

New York Jets win Superbowl III

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Sesame Street premieres

Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for best picture

David Bowie’s debut single, “Space Oddity”, becomes a huge hit – in part to the US landing on the moon

Sharon Tate & the LaBiancas are found murdered by Charles Manson & “family”

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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2 Comments

  1. Stacey December 10, 2004 at 5:17 pm

    1968 was the best!

  2. Brooke December 10, 2004 at 4:11 pm

    I used this in my blog as well. I hope that’s ok 🙂 I wish I could comment more frequently on your blog. You update so much that almost all the entries interest me but I don’t have time to comment! Keep up the good work.

    Happy Chanukah

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