Events in year of 1969

  • 01-02"Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 01-02"Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
  • 01-03Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
  • 01-04"Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances
  • 01-04France begins arms embargo against Israel
  • 01-05"Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • 01-05Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman and Karl Shapiro
  • 01-05USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
  • 01-06WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-07US Congress doubles President salary
  • 01-091st trial flight of Concorde
  • 01-10Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • 01-10Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
  • 01-11"Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
  • 01-12"Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • 01-12Super Bowl III: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, New York Jets, QB
  • 01-13Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
  • 01-1425 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
  • 01-14Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
  • 01-15Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
  • 01-16Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • 01-17Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in the UK
  • 01-17Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
  • 01-17Soyuz 5 lands
  • 01-18Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • 01-19AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
  • 01-19NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
  • 01-20Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President
  • 01-20University of Arizona reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
  • 01-2122nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal

People born in year of 1969

  • 01-01Morris Chestnut: Actor (Boyz N the Hood)
  • 01-02Rick Tabaracci: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
  • 01-02Robert Svehla: Martin, Czechoslovakia -- NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
  • 01-02Stephen Davies: Aust field hockey forward / vice Captain (1992, 96 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-03Matt LaBounty: Defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 01-03Nikki Nelson: Topaz Lake, Nevada -- Country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 01-03Steve Poapst: Cornwall -- NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 01-04Corie Blount: NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • 01-04Kees van Wonderen: Dutch soccer player (NEC / NAC)
  • 01-04Lindsay Kennedy: Atlanta, Georgia -- Actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie)
  • 01-05David Dixon: NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 01-05Derrick Ned: NFL fullback (NO Saints)
  • 01-05Kurt Barber: NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • 01-06Alvin Morman: Rockingham, North Carolina -- Pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 01-06Jason Childs: NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 01-07Chris Hatcher: US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • 01-07Erric Pegram: NFL running back (Pit Steelers, New York Giants, SD Chargers)
  • 01-07Todd Kinchen: NFL wide receiver (St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-08Brian Boehringer: St. Louis, Missouri -- Pitcher (New York Yankees)
  • 01-09Domingo Jean: Dominican / US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 01-09Johanna Ikonen: Ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics - 1998)
  • 01-10Juanita Clayton: Manitou, Manitoba -- Softball catcher (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-11Darren Anderson: NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 01-11Dave Cruikshank: Northbrook, Illinois -- Speed skater (1994 Olympics)
  • 01-12Cam Russell: Halifax, Nova Scotia -- NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 01-13Andre Cason: US runner (world record 50 indoor)
  • 01-13Dan Footman: NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-13John Flannery: Guard / corner (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-13Katarzyna Nowak: Lodz, Poland -- Tennis star (1994 Futures France)
  • 01-13Kevin Foster: US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

People died in year of 1969

  • 01-01Barton Maclane: Actor (General Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
  • 01-01Ian Fleming: Writer (James Bond), dies at 80
  • 01-02Georges Renevant: Actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
  • 01-03Howard McNear: Actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
  • 01-04Montague Fawcett Phillips: Composer, dies at 83
  • 01-05Franz T Csokor: Austria Author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • 01-05Tom Aherne: Actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in New York
  • 01-09Ladislav Vycpalek: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-13Wilton Graff: Actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • 01-15Theodor Werner: German painter, dies at 82
  • 01-16Jan Palach: Protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • 01-16Vernon Duke: Composer, dies at 65
  • 01-17Grazyna Bacewicz: Composer, dies at 59
  • 01-23Jaroslav Kricka: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-24Pauline Hall: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-24Tom Zachary: Baseball pitcher (Washingston Senators), dies at 72
  • 01-27Charles Winninger: Actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
  • 01-27Hanns Jelinek: Composer, dies at 67
  • 01-30Allan Welsh Dulles: US diplomat / director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • 01-30Dominique G Pire: Clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
  • 01-31Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-02Boris Karloff [Pratt]: British actor (Frankenstein), dies at 81
  • 02-02Giovanni Martinelli: Opera singer (New York Met), dies at 83
  • 02-03Eduardo C Mondlane: President of Mozambique, murdered
  • 02-04Thelma Ritter: Actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
  • 02-07Bainbridge Crist: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-09[George] Gabby Hayes: Actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • 02-09Manuel Plaza Reyes: Chilean marathoner (1928 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 68
  • 02-11James Lanphier: Actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
  • 02-12Johanna EFG Tourniaire: Actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80

Events in year of 1970

  • 01-01"The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • 01-01Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
  • 01-01Netherlands Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
  • 01-01Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
  • 01-02Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • 01-02US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
  • 01-03"Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 01-03"Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
  • 01-03Marxist government takes over in Congo
  • 01-03WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-04Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
  • 01-04Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game
  • 01-04Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
  • 01-04New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
  • 01-04Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
  • 01-0523,000 Belgian mine workers strike
  • 01-05KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-05Soap Opera "All My Children, " premieres on ABC
  • 01-07Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
  • 01-09Constitution of Singapore enacted
  • 01-10Preview Center Opens
  • 01-11Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 01-12Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
  • 01-12Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
  • 01-15Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland Athletics)
  • 01-15Republic Biafra disbands / joins Nigeria
  • 01-16Colonel Kadhaffi becomes Premier of Libya
  • 01-16NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
  • 01-17357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
  • 01-17AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3

People born in year of 1970

  • 01-01Brian Morton: Wollongong, Australia -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-01Tom Sier: Soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 01-01Vadim Glovatskiy: Hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998)
  • 01-02Aleksandr Shimin: Hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998)
  • 01-02Glenn Cadrez: NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32)
  • 01-02Royce Clayton: Burbank, California -- Infielder (SF Giants, St. Louis Cardinals)
  • 01-03Tony Farmer: NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 01-03Trudi Jeffrey: Brisbane, Queensland -- Golfer (1990 Australian Junior Champion)
  • 01-03Yogi Johl: Vancouver, British Columbia -- 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-04Colin Scrivener: CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 01-04Sean Lumpkin: NFL safety (NO Saints)
  • 01-05James Patton: NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 01-06Daniel Naulty: Los Angeles, California -- Pitcher (Minn Twins)
  • 01-06Geert Brusselers: Soccer player (NAC)
  • 01-06John Gerak: NFL tight end / guide (Minn Vikings, St. Louis Rams)
  • 01-06Keenan McCardell: NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars)
  • 01-06Kerrin Petty: Townshend, Vermont -- Cross country skier (1994 Olympics)
  • 01-07Darryl Williams: NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)
  • 01-07Frank "Cliff" Mannon: Amarillo, Texas -- Team handball (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Paul McCallum: CFL / WLAF kicker / punter (Claymores, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 01-07Todd Day: NBA guard / forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 01-08Jon Klemm: Calgary, Alberta -- NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 01-09Graciela Schutt: El Paso, Texas -- WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995)
  • 01-10Cameron MacKenzie: Australian 100m / 200m / 400m (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-11Franco Davin: Argentina -- Tennis star
  • 01-12Jenny Griffith: Burbank, California -- WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995)
  • 01-12Nigel Wilson: Canadian / US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 01-13Anne-Marie Goddard: Utrechtum, Netherlands -- Playmate (Jan, 94)
  • 01-13Frank Kooiman: Soccer player (Sparta)
  • 01-13Keith Coogan: Palm Springs -- Actor (Adventures in Babysitting, Hiding Out)

People died in year of 1970

  • 01-02Piotr Rytel: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-05Joseph A Yablonski: Candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • 01-05Max Born: German / British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 01-05Roberto Gerhard: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-07Robert [Harriot] Barrat: Actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
  • 01-08Jani Christou: Composer, dies on 44th birthday
  • 01-10Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev: USSR, Cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
  • 01-12Blanche Stuart Scott: US pilot, dies at 84
  • 01-14John J "Johnny" Murphy: US baseball pitcher (New York Yankees), dies at 61
  • 01-16Armijn Pane: Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
  • 01-17Billy Stewart: Singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
  • 01-18David O McKay: 9th Mormon President, dies at 96
  • 01-19Hal March: Actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
  • 01-24James "Shep" Shepherd: Rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
  • 01-25Eunice Hunton Carter: 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • 01-25Marie Benavente: Actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • 01-27Ed Ford: Comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72
  • 01-29Basil H Liddell Hart: English military historian, dies at 74
  • 01-30Malcolm Keen: English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
  • 01-31Slim Harpo [James Moore]: Rocker, dies at 28
  • 02-01Blaz Arnic: Composer, dies at 69
  • 02-02Bertrand Russell: Philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
  • 02-02Jaroslav Vogel: Composer, dies at 76
  • 02-06Roscoe Karns: Actor (Captain Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
  • 02-11Emil Abranyi: Composer, dies at 87
  • 02-12Andre Souris: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-17Agnon [SJ Czaczkes]: Hebrew writer (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
  • 02-17Alfred Newman: US composer, dies at 69
  • 02-17Schmuel J Agnon: Novelist (Nobel 1966)
  • 02-18Desiderius A Stracke: Flemish Jesuit / literature historian, dies at 94