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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1969.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1969: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1969?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1969 Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Kansas City Royals.
  • 02 Apr 1969 Milwaukee Bucks sign Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor).
  • 04 Apr 1969 Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
  • 07 Apr 1969 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to New York Yankees 8-4.
  • 08 Apr 1969 Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres and Pilots win their 1st games
  • 09 Apr 1969 Chicago Cubs' Billy Williams hits four consecutive doubles, beat Philadelphis Phillies 11-3.
  • 11 Apr 1969 South African President Frederik de Klerk marries Marike Willemse.
  • 12 Apr 1969 Simon and Garfunkel releases Boxer
  • 13 Apr 1969 33rd Golf Masters Championship: George Archer wins, shooting a 281.
  • 14 Apr 1969 41st Academy Awards - Oliver, Cliff Robertson, and Katharine Hepburn/ Barbra Streisand win.
  • 15 Apr 1969 North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea.
  • 17 Apr 1969 Bernadette Devlin elected to British House of Commons.
  • 18 Apr 1969 Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
  • 20 Apr 1969 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope and 1776 win.
  • 21 Apr 1969 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49.
  • 22 Apr 1969 Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312-day non-stop sailing.
  • 23 Apr 1969 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney.
  • 24 Apr 1969 Gen Lin Piao succeeds Mao, is seriously wounded
  • 25 Apr 1969 BBC Radio serial Dales 5,400th and last episode
  • 26 Apr 1969 Celebration closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
  • 27 Apr 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational.
  • 28 Apr 1969 Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
  • 29 Apr 1969 Trumpets of the Lord opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances
  • 30 Apr 1969 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Movies

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My Night at Maud's

My Night at Maud's

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez

Country: United States of America

Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Country: United States of America

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Margot Trooger

Country: United States of America

Pit Stop

Pit Stop

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig

Books

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A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre

A Small Town in Germany

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, …

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five

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Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what …

Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury

Preserve And Protect

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The United States is thrown into chaos as the President is killed in a plane crash shortly after securing his party’s nomination in a hotly contested race for re-election.

Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean

Force 10 From Navarone

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The thrilling sequel to Alistair MacLean’s masterpiece of World War II adventure, The Guns of Navarone. Now reissued in a new cover style.The

Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy

Thirteen Days

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"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."―Arthur