apollo 11 crew webDo you remember ‘69? 1969, that is, not when you were 69! If you can’t get out and jog, you can jog your memory with these nostalgic lists! 

Herein we have lists of memorable items that were notable during 1969. 1969 was a year of changes all across our country and around the world in culture, politics and society in general.

 

 

1969 Highlights

  • New York Mets beat Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 1.
  • New York Jets upset Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.
  • Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3.
  • The Woodstock Music Festival opens with 500,000 rock music fans going to this Peace and Harmony Music Festival.
  • Hurricane Camille, a Category 5 hurricane, makes landfall with winds estimated between 150 and 205 miles per hour. Camille was responsible for nearly 300 deaths and the destruction of thousands of homes in Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, and Louisiana.
  • Man lands on the moon for the first time.
  • French President Charles de Gaulle resigns after 11 years, following his defeat in a referendum on governmental reforms.
  • James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the crime of assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Israel elects Golda Meir.
  • The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the epitome of the American muscle car, is introduced.
  • The U.S. holds its first draft lottery since WWII for the Vietnam War.
  • The Beatles make their last public performance, giving an impromptu concert on the roof of a London recording studio.

Top Ten TV Shows

1. Laugh-in
2. Gunsmoke
3. Bonanza
4. Mayberry, RFD
5. Family Affair
6. Here’s Lucy
7. Red Skelton Hour
8. Marcus Welby
9. Walt Disney
10. Doris Day Show

Top Ten Movies

1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
2. Midnight Cowboy
3. Easy Rider
4. Hello, Dolly!
5. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
6. Paint Your Wagon
7. True Grit
8. Cactus Flower
9. Goodbye, Columbus
10. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Top Music Hits

1. Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension
2. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
3. Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
4. Get Back - The Beatles
5. Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
6. Dizzy - Tommy Roe
7. Jean - Oliver
8. Build Me Up, Buttercup - The Foundations
9. Touch Me - The Doors
10. Hair - The Cowsills

 

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