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)
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 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
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
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
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 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
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)
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe PepitoneMLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone 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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