November 1969 calendar

November 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1969?


  • 02 Nov 1969 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Saints' Billy Kramer and Saint Louis Rams' Charlie Johnson pass for six touchdowns each.
  • 03 Nov 1969 Congo President Mobutu visits Belgium
  • 06 Nov 1969 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Baltimore & Denny McLain, Det)
  • 07 Nov 1969 John andYoko release their 2nd album Wedding Album in the UK
  • 09 Nov 1969 A group of Amerindians, led by Richard Oakes, seizes Alcatraz Island for 19 months, inspiring a wave of renewed Indian pride and government reform.
  • 10 Nov 1969 Sesame Street premieres on PBS TV
  • 11 Nov 1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release Get Back in the UK
  • 12 Nov 1969 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
  • 13 Nov 1969 US Vice President Spiro T Agnew accuses network TV news depths of bias and distortion.
  • 14 Nov 1969 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • 15 Nov 1969 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)
  • 16 Nov 1969 1968 massacre of civilians at Mylai South Vietnam, by US is 1st reported
  • 17 Nov 1969 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • 19 Nov 1969 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Nov 1969 Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • 21 Nov 1969 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 22 Nov 1969 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • 24 Nov 1969 Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
  • 25 Nov 1969 Kansas City outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 26 Nov 1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • 28 Nov 1969 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
  • 30 Nov 1969 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
  • 20 Nov 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Suspicious Minds
  2. - Wedding Bell Blues
  3. - Come Together
  4. - Take A Letter Maria
  5. - And When I Die

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  2. - Sugar Sugar
  3. - Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus
  4. - Oh Well
  5. - I'm Gonna Make You Mine


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1969?

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Andromeda Strain


The United States government has been warned by some of the most respected biophysicists in America: Current sterilization procedures for returning space probes could not guarantee an uncontaminated re-entry.

My Life And Prophecies by Jeane Dixon

My Life And Prophecies


Jeane Dixon, the world-famous Jeane Dixon, tells her story in her own words for the first time. She shares her vision for the future. Since 1965 Mrs.

The Making Of The President 1968 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1968


White combines a novelist's flair for dramatization with a historian's sense to significance with a synthesizing ability that grabs the reader by his lapels."

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman


The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles's most loved and bestselling work internationally, is a masterful feat of seductive storytelling. It effectively reinvents the Victorian novel.

Naked Came The Stranger by Penelope Ashe

Naked Came The Stranger


This is a steamy, bestseller tale about Long Island lust. It was written by Mike McGrady (Newsday columnist) and two dozen of his associates. Gillian Blake, talk show host, the