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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1969: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1969?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1969 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • 02 Aug 1969 Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion
  • 03 Aug 1969 Reds beats Phillies 19-17
  • 04 Aug 1969 Willie Stargell is first to hit a home run outside of Dodger Stadium.
  • 05 Aug 1969 Mariner 7 flies past Mars
  • 06 Aug 1969 Baltimore Orioles pull their third triple play (5-4-3 versus Kansas City Royals).
  • 09 Aug 1969 Zorba closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
  • 10 Aug 1969 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • 11 Aug 1969 Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
  • 12 Aug 1969 Boston Celtics team sold for an NBA record $6 million.
  • 13 Aug 1969 Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
  • 14 Aug 1969 British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland.
  • 15 Aug 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in New York State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm).
  • 16 Aug 1969 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, Georgia begins broadcasting
  • 17 Aug 1969 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR Golf Club - Dayton, Ohio
  • 18 Aug 1969 Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming Ned Kelly
  • 19 Aug 1969 Chicago Cubs' Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0.
  • 20 Aug 1969 69 cm rainfall in Nelson Co., Virginia (state record)
  • 21 Aug 1969 Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
  • 22 Aug 1969 Beatles record a video for Long & Winding Road
  • 23 Aug 1969 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (first American to win cycling race title since 1912).
  • 24 Aug 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
  • 27 Aug 1969 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
  • 29 Aug 1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
  • 30 Aug 1969 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
  • 31 Aug 1969 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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This Man Must Die

This Man Must Die

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier, Jean Yanne, Anouk Ferjac

Take the Money and Run

Take the Money and Run

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde

Country: United States of America

Fellini Satyricon

Fellini Satyricon

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Country: United States of America

Porcile

Porcile

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Alberto Lionello, Ugo Tognazzi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1969?
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The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese

The Kingdom And The Power

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The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers.

Ada by Vladimir Nabokov

Ada

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Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It

New Moon Rising by Eugenia Price

New Moon Rising

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Second Novel in the St. Simons Trilogy.A rich and riveting tale of love, hardship, and the journey for happiness in the war-torn South.In

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann

The Love Machine

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A novel set in a time when steak, vodka and Benzedrine were the staples of a healthy diet. The "love machine" is Robin Stone, a TV-network titan around whom women flock.

Between Parent & Teenager by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent & Teenager

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Letting go is the key to peaceful and meaningful coexistence between parent and teenager. as parents, our need is to be needed. As teenagers, their need is not to need us.