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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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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1969?
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Linda Goodman'S Sun Signs by Linda Goodman

Linda Goodman'S Sun Signs

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Find out what's really happening in your life and the lives of those around you. Is he really unstable beneath that placid exterior?

The Death Committee by Noah Gordon

The Death Committee

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At Suffolk County General Hospital, three brilliant young men are brought together by their ambition and passionate dedication to life. But they work in the shadow of the Death Committee, a

The Three Daughters Of Madame Liang by Pearl S. Buck

The Three Daughters Of Madame Liang

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Stated second impression of the author's novel, centered around a Shanghai restauranteur and her daughters. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped rising-sun-over-farm image and titling on cover and spine.

Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West

Except For Me And Thee

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Small crease to DJ near spine. Pages are clean and crisp and binding is tight. Solid Book.

My Turn At Bat by Ted Williams

My Turn At Bat

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Now available for the first time in years, My Turn at Bat is Ted Williams' own story of his spectacular life and baseball career.