June 1969 calendar

June 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1969?


  • 01 Jun 1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio and TV.
  • 02 Jun 1969 Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne slices US destroyer Frank E Evans in half, killing 74
  • 03 Jun 1969 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC
  • 04 Jun 1969 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
  • 05 Jun 1969 Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
  • 06 Jun 1969 Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
  • 07 Jun 1969 Johnny Cash Show, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 08 Jun 1969 Smothers Brothers comedy Hour, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 09 Jun 1969 Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
  • 11 Jun 1969 The Ballad Of John andYoko by The Beatles hit #1 in the UK
  • 13 Jun 1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins the Rolling Stones.
  • 14 Jun 1969 Oakland Athletics Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
  • 15 Jun 1969 Hee Haw with Roy Clark and Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
  • 16 Jun 1969 US Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House had been unconstitutional.
  • 17 Jun 1969 Oh! Calcutta! opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
  • 18 Jun 1969 June 22 ampndash The National Convention of the Students for a Democratic Society, held in Chicago, collapses, and the Weatherman faction seizes control of the SDS National Office. Thereafter, any activity run from the National Office or bearing the name of SDS is Weatherman-controlled.
  • 19 Jun 1969 State troopers ordered to Cairo, Illinois, to quell racial disturbances.
  • 20 Jun 1969 Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France
  • 21 Jun 1969 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • 22 Jun 1969 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
  • 23 Jun 1969 French government of Couve de Murville resigns
  • 24 Jun 1969 The United Kingdom and Rhodesia sever diplomatic ties.
  • 25 Jun 1969 Longest tennis match in Wimbeldon history, Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game marathon (5 hours 12 minues).
  • 27 Jun 1969 Honduras / El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
  • 28 Jun 1969 Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
  • 29 Jun 1969 1st Jewish worship service at White House
  • 30 Jun 1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets marathon record at 2:08:34.
  • 22 Jun 1969 The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Get Back
  2. - Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
  3. - Love (Can Make You Happy)
  4. - Bad Moon Rising
  5. - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Get Back
  2. - The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  3. - My Sentimental Friend
  4. - Oh Happy Day
  5. - Dizzy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1969?

Instant Replay by Jerry Kramer

Instant Replay


In 1967, Jerry Kramer, then a Green Bay Packers offensive lineman aged thirty-one, decided to keep a journal of his season.

Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman

Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home


Rabbi Small faces infighting, backstabbing and a murder as Passover approaches. This New York Times Bestseller is compiled by Rabbi David Small. As Rabbi Small's five-year contract at Barnard's Crossing synagogue ends,

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 Vines Of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden

The Vines Of Yarrabee


For four consecutive months, Dorothy Eden's romantic story about Australia colonization has been a New York Times bestseller. It tells the amazing story of a man and woman who carve.

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.