1969

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May 29, 2022

1969 (MCMLXIX, in Roman numerals) was a common 20th century year that began on a Wednesday, according to the Gregorian calendar. Its Sunday letter was E. Shrove Tuesday took place on February 18th and Easter Sunday on April 6th. According to the Chinese horoscope, it was the year of the Rooster, starting on February 17th.

Events

January 20 - Richard Nixon is sworn in as President of the United States. January 30 - The Beatles take the stage for the last time for a concert. February 1 — Institutional Act Number Six in Brazil edited. February 8 - Fall of the Allende Meteorite in Chihuahua, Mexico. June 28 - Stonewall Uprising July 20 - Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, as commander of the Apollo 11 mission. July 30 - Gustav Heinemann replaces Heinrich Lübke as President of Germany, Heinemann was also the first Social Democrat to hold the post since Friedrich Ebert (President of Germany between 1919 and 1925) in 44 years. August 1 - Foundation of the Palmas Sports and Recreation Association in the municipality of Governador Celso Ramos, Santa Catarina, Brazil. August 15, 16 and 17 - The Woodstock Festival took place in the United States, considered the greatest rock and roll festival of all time. September 26 - Release of The Beatles' latest recorded album, Abbey Road October 21 - Willy Brandt replaces Kurt Georg Kiesinger as Chancellor of Germany October 29 - First message is sent by ARPANET, The precursor of the Internet, This date is considered the birth of the Internet. October 30 - Emílio Garrastazu Médici takes office as president of Brazil through indirect elections. November 19 - Apollo 12 lands on the Moon. It was the second Apollo mission to land on the surface of the Moon and the first to make a precision landing at a predetermined point on the satellite in order to retrieve parts of an unmanned probe sent two years earlier, Surveyor 3, and bring parts of it back to Earth, for studies of the effect of lunar permanence on the material used in the artifact.

Deaths

March 6 – Óscar Osorio, president of El Salvador from 1950 to 1956 (b. 1910) March 28 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 (b. 1890). April 5 - José Domingo Molina Gómez, interim president of Argentina in 1955 (b. 1896). April 26 - Eugénio Correia da Conceição Silva (b. 1903), soldier of the Portuguese Navy, amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. April 27 - René Barrientos Ortuño, Vice President in 1964 and President of Bolivia from 1964 to 1965 and from 1966 to 1969 (b. 1919). May 27 – Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (b. 1926); June 22 – Judy Garland, American actress and singer (b. 1922). June 23 – Chuck Taylor, American basketball player (b. 1901). August 9 – Sharon Tate, American actress (b. 1943); Jay Sebring, hairdresser and ex-boyfriend of the same actress (b. 1933); Abigail Folger, American socialite and heiress to the Folger coffee industry (b. 1943); Wojciech Frykowski, Polish playboy and boyfriend of Folger (b. 1936); and Steven Parent, 18, student, (b. 1951) and friend of William Garrison, housekeeper at the time and the sole survivor of the massacre. Murdered in the home of Roman Polanski, film director - at the time, married to Tate - by the Manson Family, in one of the most barbaric crimes ever seen in the history of the United States. - August 10 - Lino LaBianca and his wife Rosemary also murdered by the Manson family. September 22 - Adolfo López Mateos, president of Mexico from 1958 to 1964 (b. 1910). November 12 – Liu Shaoqi, Chinese revolutionary and politician (b. 1898) November 18 - Joseph P. Kennedy, father of former US President John Kennedy. (b. 1888) December 5 – Alice of Battenberg, mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II and mother of the Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1885). December 17 - Costa e Silva, 27th President