Historical Events for June 1969

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Events 1 - 67 of 67

1st - Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV
2nd - Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
2nd - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
3rd - Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
4th - Beatles release Ballad Of John & Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US
4th - Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group
4th - 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
5th - Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns
5th - Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut
5th - The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
6th - Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
7th - "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV
7th - 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
7th - Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
7th - Tommy James & Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 7th - Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
8th - "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
8th - 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win
8th - Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
8th - General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
8th - KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
8th - Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
8th - Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
8th - Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
8th - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
9th - Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
9th - Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
11th - "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hit #1 in UK
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 13th - Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins Rolling Stones
14th - John & Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show
14th - Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
15th - "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
15th - 69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston
15th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
15th - Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
15th - The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region
16th - Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
17th - "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)
18th - A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 19th - State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
20th - 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
20th - Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France
20th - White Rhodesia agrees to race separation
21st - 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
21st - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
21st - John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
21st - Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
22nd - Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
22nd - Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire
22nd - Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
22nd - The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou 23rd - French government of Couve de Murville resigns
23rd - Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
23rd - Warren E Burger sworn in as US Supreme Court Chief Justice
23rd - Twenty-four Africans from the Graaff-Reinet district appeared in the Grahamstown Supreme Court on charges under the Sabotage Act; it is alleged that they had conspired or incited others to kill White people or police in the Graaff-Reinet district in the Cape Province
25th - Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
27th - 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
27th - Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
27th - Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
28th - John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
28th - Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 29th - 1st Jewish worship service at White House
29th - 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
29th - On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
30th - Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
30th - Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
30th - In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence

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