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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1969?


Events

  • 01 May 1969 43 Unification church couples wed in New York City
  • 02 May 1969 The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
  • 03 May 1969 Trumpets of the Lord closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 performances
  • 04 May 1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational.
  • 05 May 1969 Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
  • 07 May 1969 Lieutenant General Robert E Cushman, Jr, US Marine Corp, becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 08 May 1969 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Sacra Ritum Congregation
  • 09 May 1969 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament is won by Billy Hardwick.
  • 10 May 1969 Turtles play White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times
  • 11 May 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 12 May 1969 Kenneth H Wallis achieves record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH.
  • 13 May 1969 Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 14 May 1969 Last Chevrolet Corvair car built.
  • 15 May 1969 Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from US Supreme Court.
  • 16 May 1969 Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute
  • 17 May 1969 My Wife, My Dog, My Cat, by Maskman and The Agents hits #92
  • 18 May 1969 Apollo 10 (Stafford / Cernan / Young) launched toward lunar orbit
  • 19 May 1969 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz saxophonist (Born 1901)
  • 20 May 1969 US troops capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam.
  • 21 May 1969 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over the New York Mets.
  • 22 May 1969 Stafford and Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface.
  • 23 May 1969 Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes.
  • 25 May 1969 Midnight Cowboy released with an X rating
  • 26 May 1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth.
  • 27 May 1969 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 28 May 1969 AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid, Spain.
  • 30 May 1969 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 31 May 1969 Dear World closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 132 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1969?
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The Joys Of Yiddish by Leo Rosten

The Joys Of Yiddish

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Do you know when to cry Mazel tov -- and when to avoid it like the plague? Did you know that Oy! is not a word, but a vocabulary with

Bullet Park by John Cheever

Bullet Park

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Welcome to Bullet Park, a township in which even the most buttoned-down gentry sometimes manage to terrify themselves simply by looking in the mirror.

The Lost Queen by Norah Lofts

The Lost Queen

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Princesses are born to be exiled. What is the alternative? Spinsterhood? Thus the future of Caroline Matilda, youngest sister of George III, was settled - marriage to the nearly insane

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes

The Salzburg Connection

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He demanded the immediate dispatch of two suitably trained operatives to Salzburg. Extreme measures might be necessary.In 1945, with their thousand-year empire falling around them and the Allies on their heels, the Nazis hide a sealed chest in the dark, …

Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig

Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women

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Like New Hardcover book that looks as if it was never used. No dustcover on it, but hardboards and pages are in perfect condition.