August 1969 calendar

August 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1969?


  • 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.
  • 05 Aug 1969 The police raid occurs in Atlanta, Georgia, leading to the creation of the Georgia Gay Liberation Front.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1969?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
  2. - Honky Tonk Women
  3. - Crystal Blue Persuasion
  4. - A Boy Named Sue
  5. - Spinning Wheel

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Something In The Air
  2. - Honky Tonk Women
  3. - In The Ghetto
  4. - Saved By The Bell
  5. - Give Peace A Chance


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1969?

The Three Daughters Of Madame Liang by Pearl S. Buck

The Three Daughters Of Madame Liang


This is the second impression of the author’s novel. It centers around a Shanghai-based restauranteur and her two daughters. --- In tan cloth covered boards with gilt-stamped rising sun-over-farm image, titling on spine and cover.

The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese

The Kingdom And The Power


The classic inside story from The New York Times, one of the most respected and powerful American newspapers.

The Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald

The Goodbye Look


Lew Archer, in The Goodbye Look is hired by Larry Chalmers and Irene Chalmers to investigate a burglary at their mission-style home.

Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West

Except For Me And Thee


There is a small crease near the spine for DJ. The pages are crisp and clean, and the binding is secure. Solid Book.

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Andromeda Strain


The United States government has been warned by some of the most respected biophysicists in America: Current sterilization procedures for returning space probes could not guarantee an uncontaminated re-entry.