July 1969 calendar

July 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1969?


  • 01 Jul 1969 John andYoko are hospitalized after a car crash
  • 02 Jul 1969 Ireland bowl out WI for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
  • 03 Jul 1969 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 04 Jul 1969 Give Peace a Chance by Plastic Ono Band is released in the UK
  • 05 Jul 1969 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
  • 06 Jul 1969 Filming begins on Ned Kelly starring Mick Jagger
  • 07 Jul 1969 In Canada, the Official Languages Act is adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
  • 08 Jul 1969 Thor Heyerdahl and reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
  • 09 Jul 1969 The United States Postal Service announces a stamp to commemorate the first landing on the Moon. A record 8,743,070 requests are received for first day covers.
  • 10 Jul 1969 Chilean Association of Librarians created
  • 11 Jul 1969 Rolling Stones release Honky Tonk Woman
  • 12 Jul 1969 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
  • 13 Jul 1969 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • 14 Jul 1969 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • 15 Jul 1969 Cincinnati Reds' Lee May hits four home runs in a doubleheader.
  • 16 Jul 1969 Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
  • 17 Jul 1969 The New York Times publicly takes back the ridicule of the rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard published in 13 Jan 1920 that spaceflight is impossible.ref name=quotastronauticsnow_com-indexquotRobert H. Goddard. ''The New York Times''. astronauticsnow.com/history/goddard/index.html 090118 astronauticsnow.com
  • 18 Jul 1969 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
  • 19 Jul 1969 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
  • 20 Jul 1969 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
  • 21 Jul 1969 Neil Armstrong and Edwin ''Buzz'' Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.
  • 22 Jul 1969 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing peace in Detroit
  • 23 Jul 1969 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Washington DC
  • 24 Jul 1969 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
  • 25 Jul 1969 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash andYoung (Fillmore East, NY)
  • 26 Jul 1969 Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
  • 27 Jul 1969 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
  • 29 Jul 1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars.
  • 30 Jul 1969 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs. Mets
  • 31 Jul 1969 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Jul 1969 Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first human landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
  2. - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
  3. - Spinning Wheel
  4. - Crystal Blue Persuasion
  5. - Bad Moon Rising

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  2. - Something In The Air
  3. - Dizzy
  4. - In The Ghetto
  5. - Oh Happy Day


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1969?

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 …

Between Parent & Teenager by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent & Teenager


To have a peaceful and meaningful relationship between parent and teen, you must let go. As parents, we need to be there for our children. Teenagers do not need us.

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 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.

Norma Jean by Fred Lawrence Guiles

Norma Jean


Biography. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Fred Lawrence Guiles Author. McGraw-Hill Publishers, 1969. The jacket's dust jacket has a faded appearance. It is also age-toned inside.