Historical Events for August 1969

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Events 1 - 54 of 54

1st - 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
1st - 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
1st - Mariner 6 sends close-up photos of Mars
2nd - Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion
2nd - US President Richard Nixon visits Romania
3rd - Reds beats Phillies 19-17
3rd - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
4th - Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
5th - Mariner 7 flies past Mars
5th - Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium
5th - The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin
6th - Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
9th - "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
9th - Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
10th - Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
10th - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 11th - Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
11th - Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
12th - Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
12th - Battle of the Bogside: RUC officers, backed by loyalists, entered the nationalist Bogside in armoured cars and tried to suppress the riot by using CS gas, water cannon and eventually firearms; the almost continuous rioting lasted for two days
13th - Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
13th - Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
14th - British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland
14th - NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
14th - In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
14th - The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at WoodstockSwami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock

15th - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
16th - WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
16th - Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY
17th - Hurricane Camille strikes US coastline and kills 259 people (mainly in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray FloydGolfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd 17th - 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio
17th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
17th - NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
18th - Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"
18th - Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act
19th - Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
20th - 69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)
21st - Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
22nd - Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
22nd - Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
23rd - Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno
23rd - France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
24th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 24th - Peru nationalizes US oil interests
25th - Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
27th - Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
27th - Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
29th - Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
29th - KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
30th - 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
30th - 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
30th - 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
30th - Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
31st - 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

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