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Year 1969

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  • News Of The World

    News Of The World
    Rupert Murdoch purchases the news of the world
  • SEIKO - First watch sold

    SEIKO - First watch sold
    The first SEIKO watch is sold January 20th 1969
  • The Beatles - Last performance

    The Beatles - Last performance
    The Beatles give their last performance, on the roof of Apple Records.
  • Yasser Arafat

    Yasser Arafat
    Arafat elected Chairman of the PLO's Executive Committee
  • First Flight - Boeing 747

    First Flight - Boeing 747
    Boeing 747 makes its first flight
  • James Earl Ray - Guilty of assassinating MArtin Luther King Jr.

    James Earl Ray - Guilty of assassinating MArtin Luther King Jr.
    In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. (he later retracts his guilty plea).
  • Brisbane Tramways - End Service

    Brisbane Tramways - End Service
    Queensland: The Brisbane Tramways end service after 84 years of operation.
  • Musical - 'HAIR' opens

    Musical - 'HAIR' opens
    The musical HAIR opens in Sydney.
  • Laver vs Newcombe Wimbeldon Final

    Laver vs Newcombe Wimbeldon Final
    Laver beat Newcombe in all aussie final
  • First US troops leave Vietnam

    First US troops leave Vietnam
    Very first US troops withdraw from Vietnam.
  • First Moon Landing

    First Moon Landing
    Apollo program: The lunar module Eagle lands on the lunar surface. The world watches as Neil Armstrong takes his historic first steps on the moon.
    Famous quote; “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
  • Australia Shows the First Steps on the Moon

    Australia Shows the First Steps on the Moon
    The radio telescope in Parkes, New South Wales, received and relayed to the world the first pictures of the first moon landing.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock
    The Woodstock Festival is held (going from August 15 till 18), featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
  • Balmain wins nswrl competition

    Balmain wins nswrl competition
    Balmain defeated Souths 11-2
  • The Brady Bunch - Premieres

    The Brady Bunch - Premieres
    The Brady Bunch premieres on ABC.
  • Richmond win - VFL premiership

    Richmond win - VFL premiership
    Richmond win the AFL (Australian Football League) premiership.
  • First message sent over ARPANET

    First message sent over ARPANET
    The first message is sent over ARPANET, the forerunner of the internet.
  • Pele - scores 1000th goal

    Pele - scores 1000th goal
    Soccer great Pele scores his 1000th goal
  • Family car choice of 1969 - Holden Kingswood

    Family car choice of 1969 - Holden Kingswood
    Holden Kingswood main family car choice for many Australians