February 1969 calendar

February 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1969?


  • 01 Feb 1969 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
  • 02 Feb 1969 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Feb 1969 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat head of Palestinian Liberation Organization.
  • 04 Feb 1969 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
  • 05 Feb 1969 Turn-On, debuts and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
  • 06 Feb 1969 Dear World opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
  • 07 Feb 1969 This Is Tom Jones, debuts on ABC TV
  • 08 Feb 1969 Last edition of Saturday Evening Post.
  • 09 Feb 1969 Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight
  • 10 Feb 1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94.
  • 11 Feb 1969 Diana Crump becomes first US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah.
  • 13 Feb 1969 Suriname government of Pengel resigns.
  • 14 Feb 1969 Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at age 71.
  • 17 Feb 1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album (never released).
  • 18 Feb 1969 PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
  • 19 Feb 1969 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
  • 21 Feb 1969 Ted Williams signs five-year contract to manage Washington Senators.
  • 22 Feb 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin wins a United States thoroughbred horse race making history as the first woman to do so.
  • 23 Feb 1969 WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 24 Feb 1969 Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby
  • 25 Feb 1969 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
  • 27 Feb 1969 US President Richard Nixon visits West Berlin.
  • 28 Feb 1969 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colorado Springs won by Gabriele Seyfert, German Democratic Republic.
  • 17 Feb 1969 American aquanaut Berry L. Cannon dies of carbon dioxide poisoning while attempting to repair a leak in the SEALAB III underwater habitat. The SEALAB project was subsequently abandoned.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Crimson And Clover
  2. - Everyday People
  3. - Worst That Could Happen
  4. - Touch Me
  5. - Build Me Up Buttercup

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
  2. - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
  3. - Albatross
  4. - Lily The Pink
  5. - Blackberry Way


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1969?

On Reflection by Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody

On Reflection


Helen Hayes addresses her grandchildren in the introduction to her autobiography. She writes, "It's no longer fashionable for people to have faith. But your grandmother has never been known for her chic style."

And Other Stories by John O'Hara

And Other Stories


A collection of twelve recent works by the famed American writer, including the novelette "A Few Trips and Some Poetry".

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes

The Salzburg Connection


He requested the dispatch of two operatives with proper training to Salzburg. Extreme measures may be necessary. In 1945, their thousand-year-old empire was falling around them, and the Allies on the heels. The Nazis hidden a sealed chest in dark …

A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre

A Small Town in Germany


The New York Times bestseller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, comes Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's latest novel, A Legacy of Spies is now available.

The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley

The Hurricane Years


Cameron Hawley's The Hurricane Years, 1968, 1st edition. Published by Little, Brown & Company. Hardcover, 567 pages, with dust jacket.