March 1969 calendar

March 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1969?


  • 01 Mar 1969 Red, White, and Maddox closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 02 Mar 1969 Chinese-Russian borders fight (approximately 70 die).
  • 03 Mar 1969 Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
  • 05 Mar 1969 Gustav Heinemann elected President of West Germany.
  • 08 Mar 1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
  • 10 Mar 1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 12 Mar 1969 11th Grammy Awards: "Mrs Robinson", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" win.
  • 13 Mar 1969 Apollo 9 returns to Earth.
  • 14 Mar 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
  • 15 Mar 1969 US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns.
  • 16 Mar 1969 1776 opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 1217 performances
  • 17 Mar 1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open.
  • 18 Mar 1969 Come Summer opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 19 Mar 1969 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention.
  • 20 Mar 1969 US President Richard Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970.
  • 21 Mar 1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 22 Mar 1969 Billy opens and closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • 23 Mar 1969 Rally for Decency held in Miami, Florida.
  • 25 Mar 1969 Andes Pact signed in Peru.
  • 26 Mar 1969 Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
  • 27 Mar 1969 Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars
  • 28 Mar 1969 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands Cardinal
  • 29 Mar 1969 The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 is held in Madrid, and results in four co-winners, with 18 votes each, from Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France.
  • 30 Mar 1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational.
  • 10 Mar 1969 In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to recant.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Everyday People
  2. - Dizzy
  3. - Crimson And Clover
  4. - Proud Mary
  5. - Traces

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
  2. - Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
  3. - Albatross
  4. - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  5. - Blackberry Way


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1969?

Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean

Force 10 From Navarone


The thrilling sequel to Alistair MacLean’s World War II adventure masterpiece, The Guns of Navarone. The Guns of Navarone is now reissued with a new cover design.

The Joys Of Yiddish by Leo Rosten

The Joys Of Yiddish


Are you able to tell when to cry Mazel Tov and when to avoid it like a plague? Oy! Oy! is not a word. It's a vocabulary.

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 …

Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy

Thirteen Days


"A minor masterpiece in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation of the shifting moods, maneuvers of the most hazardous moment in human history." "--Arthur

The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester

The Arms Of Krupp


From the middle of World War II to the end, the Krupp family was the most prominent German arms manufacturer. They produced artillery pieces as well as submarines that set the benchmark for effectiveness.