1969 By vikstomcat Jan 1, 1969 Rupert Murdoch Rupert Murdouch buys the largest british Sunday newspaper which is the 'News of the world' paper. Jan 1, 1969 Peoples democracy march People in Northern Ireland begin a democracy march from Belfast to Derry in support of civil rights. Period: Jan 1, 1969 to Dec 31, 1969 historical dates in 1969. List of historical events. Jan 5, 1969 Soviet Union launches space craft The Soviet Union launches Venera 5 towards Venus. Jan 10, 1969 Venera 6 launch Soviets launch Venera 6 space craft. Jan 14, 1969 First space walk ever ! First ever space walk by cosmonauts from Soyuz 4 to Soyuz 5. Jan 16, 1969 Jan Palach A student called Jan Palach sets himself on fire in Prague's National Square in response as a protest of Soviet Russia's invasion of Czechoslovakia. Jan 30, 1969 Beatles last public performance. Beatles play their last public performance on the roof of Apple Records but the concert is brokern up by police because of overcrowding. Feb 4, 1969 Yasser Arafat becomes PlO leader. Yasser Arafat becomes leader of the PLO (palastine Liberation Organisation). Feb 9, 1969 747 makes maiden flight. One of the biggest airplanes in the world the '747' makes its maiden flight. Feb 24, 1969 Mariner 6 is launched into space Mariner 6 Mars probe is launched. Mar 2, 1969 Concorde completes testing. The fastest passenger aircraft, the 'Concorde' makes its final test flight before regular trans-Atlantic flights with that aircraft open up. Mar 2, 1969 Soviet and Chinese forces clash. Soviet and Chinese forces clash over a border outpost on the Ussri River. Apr 4, 1969 Implantaion of first temporay artifical heart Dr Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart. Apr 13, 1969 Brisbane Tramways end service. The Brisbane tramways end service after 84 years of service. Apr 15, 1969 Sea of Japan incident Over the Sea of Japan, 2 North Korean fighters shoot down and unarmed reconnaissance plane of the U.S.A.F resulting in the deaths of all 13 crew on - board. May 10, 1969 Battle for Hamburger Hill A serve battle takes place during the Vietnam War called 'The battle for Hamburger Hill. May 13, 1969 !969 Malaysian Race riots Race riots occur in Kula Lumpur in Malaysia. May 15, 1969 First death by HIV/aids In North America a boy dies from a condition which would then be refined to Hiv/aids. May 20, 1969 1969 anti-war protest US National Guard helicopters spray skin stinging powder on anti-war protesters of the Vietnam War. Jun 1, 1969 Song 'Give peace a chance' is recorded In Montreal, Canada the song, 'Give peace a chance' is recorded by a Beatle member which is John Lennon. Jun 3, 1969 USS Frank E Evans collision with HMAS Melbourne USS Frank E Evans collides with HMAS Melbourne in the Gulf of Tokin near Vietnam during non-combat operations however the Evans losses 74 sailors and sinks. Jun 8, 1969 Nixon agrees to withdraw troops from Vietnam. President Nixon agrees to withdraw some 25 000 troops out of Vietnam. Jun 28, 1969 Gay rights movent in New York. Gay rights movement in New York. Jul 8, 1969 First troop withdrawals from Vietnam Very first troop withdrawalss are made from Vietnam. Jul 16, 1969 Apollo 11 launch Apollo 11 takes off for the Moon. Jul 20, 1969 Man lands on the Moon. Apollo 11 lands on the Moon with Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin who become the first people on another planet. Jul 24, 1969 Apollo 11 splashdown Apollo 11 returns safely to Earth and America wins the space race. Jul 25, 1969 Asian allies of America need to start to protect themselves. President Richard Nixon say's that its Asian allies need to start looking after themselves militariy. Aug 4, 1969 Peace negotiations fail between American, French and North Vietnamese leaders Peace negotiations fail with French, American and North Vietnamese leaders. Aug 21, 1969 Dennis Michael Rohan sets on fire a mosque. Australian Dennis Michael Rohan sets fire to a mosque in Sydney. Sep 1, 1969 Libya has new leader. Libya has a coup and the new leader is Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi. Sep 2, 1969 First Atm's First atm's in North America. Sep 5, 1969 My lai Massacare My Lai Massacare during the Vetnam War. Sep 26, 1969 Abbey Road released by Beatles. The Beatles release another album called 'Abbey Road'. Sep 26, 1969 Braddy Bunch premire Braddy Bunch premire. Oct 5, 1969 Montys pythons flying circus on tv Monty Python's flying circuis first airs on BCC One. Oct 29, 1969 First message via Aparnet. First message via Aparanet the forerunner for internet. Nov 14, 1969 Apollo 12 launch Apollo 12 launch. Nov 15, 1969 USSR sub collides with USN sub A USSR sub and an American sub which were both nuclear collide with no loss of life during the tensions of the Cold War. Nov 19, 1969 Apollo 12 lands on the Moon Apollo 12 lands on the Moon. Nov 19, 1969 Soccer great Pele' scores his 1000th goal Soccer great Pele' scores his 1000th goal. Nov 21, 1969 Apollo 12 splashdown. Apollo 12 returns safely. Nov 21, 1969 First Aparanet link. First Aparanet link, the forerunner for modern day internet. Dec 1, 1969 First draft lottery held In america. The first draft lottery in America takes place after World War 2. Dec 2, 1969 747 debut with civillians. One of the biggest aeroplanes the 747 makes its debut with civllians.