Events in 1969

Timeline created by 1969
In History
  • 1969 begins

    1969 begins
    1969 begins(new years day)
  • Superbowl III

    Superbowl III
    New York Jets win superbowl III against Baltimore Colts
  • Led Zeppelin I, an album considered by many to be one of the first in the heavy metal genre, is released.

    Led Zeppelin I, an album considered by many to be one of the first in the heavy metal genre, is released.
  • The Beatles give their last public performance

    The Beatles give their last public performance
    On the roof of Apple Records. The impromptu concert was broken up by the police.
  • Violet Town rail accident

    Violet Town rail accident
    The passenger train Southern Aurora collides head-on with a freight train on the new Melbourne to Sydney train line. Nine people are killed.
  • James Earl Ray pleads guilty to 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).
  • China a threat or???

    Moscow calls China a threat to world peace.
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies after a long illness in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C..
  • First heart implant

    The first artificial heart is implanted into a human.
  • Around the world non-stop

    Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to sail around the world solo without stopping.
  • Charles, Prince of Wales, is invested with his title at Caernarfon.

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made.
  • Man land on moon for first time

    Man land on moon for first time
  • Apollo 11 returns home

    Apollo 11 returns home
    Apollo 11 achieved its primary mission - to perform a manned lunar landing and return the mission safely to Earth - and paved the way for the Apollo lunar missions
  • The woodstock festival begins

    The woodstock festival begins
    Woodstock Music & Art Fair, held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County. During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history
  • NRL grand final

    NRL grand final
    Balmain tigers defeat South Sydney Rabbitohs 11-2
    The 1969 Grand Final win by Balmain against South Sydney is one of the most famous premiership wins ever seen and certainly magic League moment. The game was considered one of the great grand finals and the biggest upset grand final victory which was played in front of 58,825 at the SCG on September 20, 1969.
  • Abbey road album by Beatles

    Abbey road album by Beatles
    Abbey Road is the 11th official U.K. album and 17th U.S. album released by The Beatles. Though work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, making it the final album recorded by the band, Let It Be was the last album released before the Beatles' dissolution in 1970. Abbey Road was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom.
  • The Brady Bunch premiers

    The Brady Bunch premiers
    The brady Bunch premiers on ABC
  • Jackson 5 release Album

    Jackson 5 release Album
    The Jackson 5 releases their debut album called Diana Ross presents the Jackson 5. I want you back was a nmuber one hit from the Album
  • Federal election

    Federal election
    A federal election is held. The incumbent Coalition government led by John Gorton defeats the Australian Labor Party led by Gough Whitlam.
  • First message sent through APRANET

    First message sent through APRANET
    The first message is sent from the forunner of the internet which was the APRANET, the forerunner of the global internet
  • Regular colour television broadcasts begin in UK.

    Regular colour television broadcasts begin in UK.
    The start of regular colour TV begins broadcasts in 15 November 1969 with the first coloured show was a concert by Petula Clark from the Royal Albert Hall, London, broadcast at midnight
  • Soccer great Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

    Soccer great Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
    On 19 November 1969, Pelé scored his 1000th goal in all competitions. This was a highly anticipated moment in Brazil. The goal, called popularly O Milésimo (The Thousandth), occurred in a match against Vasco da Gama, when Pelé scored from a penalty kick, at the Maracanã Stadium.
  • Death penalty

    Death penalty
    The British House of Commons votes 343 to 185 to abolish the death penalty.
  • Withdrawal of Australia Army

    Withdrawal of Australia Army
    Prime Minister John Gorton announces that a withdrawal of Australian Army troops from the Vietnam War would begin in 1970.