was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1969th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 969th year of the 2nd millennium, the 69th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and final decade of the 1960s. The 1969 denomination for the year has been in use since the early Medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era (the Common Era) became the common method in Europe for naming years.
February 9 - The Boeing 747 "Jumbo jet" begins its maiden test flight.
March 3 - Establishment of the Command for the Restoration of Security and Order (KOPKAMTIB).
April 1 - The start of a new fiscal year called the 1st Five-Year Development (PELITA-I).
April 1 - The South Bandung Pangalengan Animal Husbandry Cooperative is officially established.
May 13 - Peak of Skinhead violence in London, England.
14 July - Determination of the People's Opinion of West Irian (PEPERA).
July 20 - Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon, followed by Buzz Aldrin 20 minutes later.
August 21 - An Australian Christian named Denis Michael Rohan set fire to the pulpit of the Al-Qibli Mosque which is still part of the Al-Aqsa compound, Jerusalem.
September 1 - Muammar al-Qaddafi overthrows King Idris of Libya in Libya.
January 3 - Michael Schumacher, German racer
January 14 - Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters vocalist and guitarist, former Nirvana drummer
3 February - Ignatius Sigit Widiatmono, Kadivpropam Polri 2019-2020 (d. 2020)
April 1 - Fadel Chaker, Lebanese singer and actor
26 April - Rita Effendy, Indonesian singer
28 June - Sandiaga Uno, Indonesian businessman and politician
24 July - Ria Irawan, Indonesian actor and singer (d. 2020)
July 27 - Triple H, United States professional wrestler
August 7 - Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer
November 4 - Matthew McConaughey, American actor
December 12 - Jurgen van den Goorbergh, Dutch motorcycle racer
January 8 - General Basuki Rahmat, TNI general, Indonesian National Hero (b. 1921).
July 5 - Walter Gropius, German architect (b. 1883).
September 2 - Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnamese revolutionary (b. 1890).
December 16 - Soe Hok Gie, Indonesian Activist (b. 1942).
National holidays in Indonesia
Indonesian national holidays for 1969: