October 1969 calendar

October 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1969?


  • 01 Oct 1969 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
  • 02 Oct 1969 Seattle Pilots play last game in Seattle, Washington, defeated by the Oakland Athletics' 3-1 for their 98th loss of year. The American League's newest franchise attracts only 677, 944 fans for the season and will play in Milwaukee as the Brewers next season.
  • 04 Oct 1969 Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Brooklyn Myrtle Beach el
  • 05 Oct 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 06 Oct 1969 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, Maryland (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Oct 1969 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Oct 1969 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 11 Oct 1969 Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3
  • 12 Oct 1969 1st time 5 people in space
  • 13 Oct 1969 Billy Martin (97-65) is fired as manager of AL West-winning Twins
  • 14 Oct 1969 Palme government forms in Sweden
  • 15 Oct 1969 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • 16 Oct 1969 100-1 shot New York Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5
  • 17 Oct 1969 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth.
  • 18 Oct 1969 Rod Stewart joins Small Faces
  • 19 Oct 1969 J Bock and S Harnicks musical Rothschilds, premieres in New York City
  • 20 Oct 1969 WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Oct 1969 Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
  • 22 Oct 1969 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • 23 Oct 1969 Jimmy opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 26 Oct 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 27 Oct 1969 Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen
  • 29 Oct 1969 Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation at once
  • 30 Oct 1969 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 31 Oct 1969 Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Sugar, Sugar
  2. - I Can't Get Next To You
  3. - Suspicious Minds
  4. - Jean
  5. - Hot Fun In The Summertime

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bad Moon Rising
  2. - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  3. - In The Year 2525
  4. - Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus
  5. - Don't Forget To Remember


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Passion of Anna

The Passion of Anna

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson

Women in Love

Women in Love

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden

Country: United States of America

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger

The Structure of Crystal

The Structure of Crystal

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Barbara Wrzesinska, Jan Myslowicz, Andrzej Zarnecki, Wladyslaw Jarema

Pippi Goes on Board

Pippi Goes on Board

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Margot Trooger


Which were the most popular books released in October 1969?
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My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher

My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy


Mary Gallagher is the Author and has been Jacqueline Kennedy's personal secretary for eighteen years. She is uniquely placed to see the real woman underneath the mythical Jacqueline Kennedy.

Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson

Present At The Creation


Dean Acheson presents a detailed portrait of many world leaders and analyzes the process of policy making, the necessity to make a decision and the role of power in matters of state.

Jennie by Ralph G. Martin



Jennie: The Life and Times of Lady Randolph Churchill Vol. 2: The Dramatic Years 1895-1921

The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier

The House On The Strand


This haunting tale by Daphne du Maurier reveals a new approach to time travel. Once you have ingested the secret concoction, you can return to the 14th century.

Ada by Vladimir Nabokov



Two weeks after his seventieth year, Ada, or Ardor, was published. It is Nabokov's most celebrated masterpiece, and the triumphant culmination of his career in novel writing. It