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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1969.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1969: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1969?


Events

  • 02 Jan 1969 Fig Leaves Are Falling opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 03 Jan 1969 Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
  • 04 Jan 1969 Fig Leaves Are Falling closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances
  • 05 Jan 1969 Maggie Flynn closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • 06 Jan 1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan 1969 US Congress doubles Presidential salary.
  • 09 Jan 1969 1st trial flight of Concorde
  • 10 Jan 1969 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • 11 Jan 1969 Hooked on a Feeling by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
  • 12 Jan 1969 Golden Rainbow closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • 13 Jan 1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album
  • 14 Jan 1969 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers.
  • 15 Jan 1969 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
  • 16 Jan 1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • 17 Jan 1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in the UK
  • 18 Jan 1969 Expanded four-party Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris, France.
  • 19 Jan 1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25.
  • 20 Jan 1969 University of Arizona reports first optical identification of pulsar (in Crab Nebula).
  • 21 Jan 1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at MontrTal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 22 Jan 1969 Celebration opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
  • 23 Jan 1969 Cream releases their last album Goodbye
  • 24 Jan 1969 Queen Juliana is appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa.
  • 25 Jan 1969 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris, France.
  • 26 Jan 1969 Red, White, and Maddox opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 27 Jan 1969 14 spies hung in Baghdad
  • 28 Jan 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
  • 29 Jan 1969 Sheahan and Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia versus West Indies.
  • 30 Jan 1969 Beatles perform their last gig together, a free concert
  • 31 Jan 1969 Beatles perform last live gig (42-min concert on roof of Apple HQs)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Whiplash

Whiplash

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States of America

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

Directed by: Adam Elliot

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1969?
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The Inheritors by Harold Robbins

The Inheritors

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In 1969, Harold Robbins began his "trilogy of greed" with The Inheritors, a tell-all novel about the entertainment industry. Spanning the years 1955 to 1965, and based on the lives of actual network executives and movie moguls, the novel exposes …

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.

The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes

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The seven minute Irving Wallace's most controversial and explo¬sive novel to date, certain to stir up national debate from the moment of its publication.

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, …

And Other Stories by John O'Hara

And Other Stories

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Collection of twelve of the celebrated American writer's recent works which includes the novelette "A Few Trips and Some Poetry"