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Trivia
Sixties Academy Awards 1969 Academy Awards - The 'Oscars'
Best Actor: John Wayne (True Grit)
Best Actress: Maggie Smith (The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie)
Best Film: Midnight Cowboy
Sixties City Eurovision
1969 - a 4-way tie!
United Kingdom: Lulu: 'Boom Bang-A-Bang'
Spain: Salome: 'Viva Cantando'
France: Frida Boccara: 'Un Jour, Un Enfant'
Holland: Lennie Kuhr: 'De Troubador'
Sixties average weekly wage
Average Weekly Wage
£24.16s.5d
UK Population
55,461,000
World Population
3,631,478,167
Sixties Prices
1969 Prices
Sixties Births
1969 Births
Sixties Deaths
1969 Deaths

UK Involvement in Military Actions:
Dhofar Rebellion (1962-1975) 1975: Victory: Insurgency defeated, Modernisation of Oman
The N.I. Troubles (1968-1998) 1998: Good Friday Agreement: Devolution in Northern Ireland, Power-sharing deal, Disarming of paramilitary groups, Demilitarisation

General
Retail Price Index (RPI) 4.7% Index 17.8 Interest Rate (gross) on Savings Accounts 4.88%
News
Timothy Leary is cleared of drugs related charges UK average house price £4,640
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Cilla Black marries her manager Bobby Willis

UK unemployment is quoted at 557,700

Snooker's 'Pot Black' is launched on television Bobby Charlton is awarded the O.B.E.
French President Charles DeGaulle is forced to resign The R.A.F. gets its first Harrier jump-jet
Cricket's John Player Sunday League starts Troop withdrawals begin from Vietnam
  Colonel Gaddafi seizes power in Libya British troops move into Northern Ireland
  Midnight Cowboy is the first 'X'-rated film to win an Oscar Britain abolishes capital punishment
  Ho Chi Minh, 'The father of Vietnam' dies Rhodesia becomes a Republic
  The PASCAL computer language is developed Oil fields are discovered under the North Sea
ITA's Emley Moor TV transmitter mast collapses The UK voting age is reduced from 21 to 18
  Miss World is Eva Reuber-Staier (Miss Austria) Singer Lulu marries BeeGee Maurice Gibb

Alexander Solzhenitsyn is expelled from the Russian Writers Union
Miss Universe is Gloria Diaz (Miss Philippines)
The world's longest bridge, over 23 miles, is completed in Louisiana Christopher Cockerell, the inventor of the hovercraft, is knighted
  The smoke detector, invented in 1967, receives UL approval Sony introduce the U-Matic colour video cassette recorder
  The GPO is broken up, creating British Telecommunications The first in-vitro human egg fertilisation is achieved by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards
  The Home Secretary orders the destruction of Britain's obsolete 'Dr Who' style police boxes as personal radios become commonplace
  Grand Prix drivers Lucien Bianchi, Paul Hawkins, Gerhard Mitter and Moises Solana lose their lives in race crashes, bringing the decade total to 21
  Glaxo launches its famous asthma treatment, Ventolin                                                                             
   

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1969 Prices

800kg unsliced white loaf - 1s 9d (8.8p)
Litre of petrol - 1s 5.52d (7.3p)
Pint of milk - 11d (4.7p)
Pint of beer - 2s 1.5d (10.7p)
20 cigarettes - 6 shillings (30p)
1.5kg flour - 2s 2d (10.8p)
1kg granulated sugar - 1s 8d (8.3p)
250g imported butter - 2s 2d (10.1p)
1kg cheddar cheese - 8s 2d (40.8p)
12 size 2 eggs - 4s 7.5d (23.2p)
100g instant coffee - 4s 6.5d (22.7p)

Average house price £4,640
Daily Mail 5d (2p)


In June 1969 wool and clothing materials become
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UK inflation rate 5.6%


1969 Births


January 3 Michael Schumacher, Formula One driver
January 5 Marilyn Manson, singer
January 14 Jason Bateman, actor
January 14 David Grohl, drummer, composer
January 16 Roy Jones Jr., boxer
January 17 Lukas Moodysson, film director
January 20 Skeet Ulrich, actor
February 1 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine football player
February 3 Retief Goosen, South African golfer
February 5 Bobby Brown, singer
February 11 Jennifer Aniston, American actress
March 1 Javier Bardem, actor
March 1 Dafydd Ieuan, drummer with 'Super Furry Animals'
March 19 Connor Trinneer, Star Trek actor
April 6 Bret Boone, Major League Baseball All-Star
April 11 Cerys Matthews, singer
April 17 Henry Ian Cusick, actor
April 19 Susan Polgar, chess player
April 25 Darren Woodson, American football player
April 25 Renee Zellweger, actress
May 2 Brian Lara, Trinidadian cricketer
May 3 Daryl F. Mallett, American author & actor
May 7 Eagle Eye Cherry, musician
May 14 Cate Blanchett, Australian actress
May 15 Emmitt Smith, American football player
May 16 Tracey Gold, actress
May 16 Steve Lewis, American athlete
May 18 Martika, Cuban-American singer
June 14 Steffi Graf, German tennis player
June 15 Oliver Kahn, German football player
July 5 John LeClair, American NHL star
August 2 Fernando Couto, football player
August 6 Elliott Smith, musician
August 9 Troy Percival, Major League Baseball All-Star
August 13 Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater
August 18 Edward Norton, actor
August 18 Christian Slater, actor
August 19 Matthew Perry, actor
September 2 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, R&B singer
September 5 Dweezil Zappa, actor, musician, son of Frank Zappa
September 13 Shane Warne, Australian cricketer
September 25 Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer
September 25 Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
October 3 Gwen Stefani, No Doubt lead singer
October 10 Brett Favre, American football player
October 13 Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater
October 17 Ernie Els, South African golfer
October 19 Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park
October 30 Clay Enos, photographer
November 4 Matthew McConaughey, American actor
November 7 Bryant H. McGill, American poet
November 20 Aqi Fzono, Japanese composer
December 15 Rick Law, illustrator, producer
December 21 Julie Delpy, actress
December 23 Martha Byrne, soap opera actress and singer
December 28 Linus Torvalds, original developer of Linux
December 30 Jay Kay, Jamiroquai frontman



1969 Deaths

January 4 Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins, actresses
January 6 James Lister, director
January 8 Albert Hill, British athlete
January 11 Richmal Crompton, author
January 19 Jan Palach Czech student protester
January 25 Irene Castle, dancer
January 29 Allen Dulles, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
February 2 Boris Karloff, actor
February 4 Thelma Ritter, American actress
February 4 Fred Hampton, Black Panther
February 4 Mark Clark, Black Panther
February 9 Gabby Hayes, actor
February 11 James Lanphier, actor
February 14 Kenneth Horne, radio presenter
February 20 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor
February 26 Levi Eshkol, Prime Minister of Israel
March 4 Nicholas Schenck, motion-picture impresario
March 11 John Wyndham, British science fiction author
March 25 Billy Cotton, bandleader
March 26 John Kennedy Toole, American author
March 27 B. Traven, German writer
March 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States
May 14 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer
May 14 Martin Lamble, musician
May 19 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician
May 27th Jeffrey Hunter, Star Trek actor
June 8 Robert Taylor, actor
June 13 Martita Hunt, actress
June 16 Earl Alexander of Tunis
June 21 Maureen Connolly, tennis star
June 22 Judy Garland, US actress and singer
July 3 Brian Jones, musician
July 18 Mary Jo Kopechne, aide to Robert F. Kennedy
July 24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist
August 9 Sharon Tate, American actress
August 9 Jay Sebring and Abigail Folger, murdered with Sharon Tate
August 27 Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist
August 27 Erika Mann, oldest daughter of Thomas Mann
August 31 Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight champion boxer
September 2 Ho Chi Minh, President of North Vietnam
October 4 Natalino Otto, Italian singer
October 12 Sonja Henie, Norwegian Olympic & World figure skater
October 12 Serge Poliakoff, Russian painter
October 21 Jack Kerouac, US author
October 21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician
October 30 Pops Foster, jazz musician
November 12 William F. Friedman, cryptanalyst
November 15 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan
November 18 Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., father of President John F. Kennedy
November 18 Ted Heath, bandleader, composer
December 4 Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, Black Panther members
December 5 Princess Alice of Battenberg, mother of Prince Philip
December 31 George Lewis, jazz musician (b. 1900)



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Singer Peter Frampton leaves 'The Herd' to go solo
Sir Learie Constantine becomes Britain's first black life peer
Rupert Murdoch wins the take-over battle with Robert Maxwell for 'The News of the World'
The riots in Derry, Northern Ireland, result in over 100 people injured
James Lister, director of 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Wild, Wild West' dies
USSR's Venera 5 is launched for the first successful planet landing (Venus)
Concorde makes its first test flight from Bristol, England
After 147 years, the last issue of the (US) Saturday Evening Post is published
'Just William' creator Richmal Crompton dies, aged 78
The Beatles release their 'Yellow Submarine' album
Sir Matt Busby announces his retirement as manager of Manchester United Football Club
An explosion aboard the carrier USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 25 crew
Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 carry out the first transfer of crew in space
Ten paintings are defaced in New York's Metropolitan Art Gallery
Student Jan Palach sets fire to himself in Prague's Wenceslas Square, in protest against the
invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union, and dies three days later
The Beatles release their 'Yellow Submarine' album in the UK
Richard M. Nixon succeeds Lyndon B. Johnson as President of the United States
Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 is launched into earth orbit
The government rejects proposals to legalise cannabis
'Cream' release their last album 'Goodbye'
US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
Fourteen men, including nine Jews, are executed in Baghdad for spying for Israel
Reverend Ian Paisley is jailed for three months for illegal assembly
The Beatles make their last ever public appearance, a 42-min 'concert' from the roof of Apple HQ, London, which was actually a scene for the film 'Let It Be'

Sir Learie Constantine

Concorde

 


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E.P.s are excluded from the pop chart listings
Elvis records in Memphis for the first time since 1955
'The Doors' Jim Morrison is arrested for exposing himself during a concert
Horror film king Boris Karloff dies
Yasser Arafat is appointed PLO leader at the Palestinian National Congress
US population reaches 200 million
Beatle George Harrison has his tonsils removed at University College Hospital in London
A meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
The Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' makes its maiden flight near Seattle, U.S.A.
Actor George 'Gabby' Hayes dies
FLQ terrorists bomb the Stock Exchange in Montreal, Quebec
Radio presenter Kenneth Horne dies
The PLO attack an El-Al plane in Zurich, Switzerland
Ex-test cricketer the Reverend David Sheppard is appointed Bishop of Woolwich
The Mariner 6 Mars probe is launched by NASA
President Richard Nixon visits Queen Elizabeth II
The Beatles begin recording their 'Abbey Road' album
General Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria following a military coup
Robert Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan is refused a request to be executed

Yasser Arafat

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Princess Anne carries out her first public engagement
US baseball legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement
The Doors' Jim Morrison is arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami
Concorde 001 makes its official maiden flight from Toulouse
Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River
In a Los Angeles court, Sirhan Sirhan admits killing presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy
NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module, a 151 Earth orbit 10-day mission
At the No.1 court in the Old Bailey the Kray twins are sentenced to life for murder
Gustav Heinemann is elected president of West-Germany
James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr and receives a 99 year sentence
'Day Of The Triffids' author John Wyndham dies, aged 65
Beatle Paul McCartney marries Kodak heiress Linda Eastman

George and Patti Harrison are arrested for possession of cannabis after a raid on their home
Violent Chinese-Russian border clashes leave hundreds dead
Golda Meir becomes 4th Prime Minister of Israel
The 385-metre TV mast at Emley Moor, UK, collapses due to ice build-up
Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
In Pakistan, General Agha Mohammed Jagja Khan succeeds Ayub Chan as president
Bandleader Billy Cotton dies, aged 69
John and Yoko stage their first 'Bed-in for Peace' in Amsterdam
Ex-American President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies in the Walter Reed Army Hospital
George Harrison and Patti Boyd are fined 250 each for illegal possession of drugs

Sirhan Sirhan

Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman

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The Open University is brought into existence by the grant of its Royal Charter
The voting age in the UK is reduced from 21 to 18
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the RAF
Doctor Denton Arthur Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart
Four Britons reach the North Pole after a 47-day dogsled journey
The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1 (Internet standard Request For Commands)
Concorde 002 makes its maiden UK flight from Filton, Bristol
Bernadette Devlin, aged 21, is elected as M.P. for Mid-Ulster
British troops arrive in Northern Ireland
The liner Queen Elizabeth II starts her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York
Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to sail around the world solo without stopping
The first human eye transplant is performed in Houston
Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to the gas chamber (later commuted)
'Mrs Dale's Diary' ends its run on B.B.C.Radio after more than 5,400 episodes
General DeGaulle resigns as President of France after suffering defeat in a referendum

The Harrier jump jet

Cunard's QEII liner

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Jimi Hendrix is arrested in Toronto for possession of heroin
In Belfast, Ian Paisley is freed under a wide-ranging amnesty
The Vatican drops St.Christopher from the liturgical calendar
Apollo 10 transmits the first colour pictures of Earth from space
Martin Lamble, the Freeport Convention drummer, is killed in a crash on the M1
Abortion and contraception are legalised in Canada
Soviet spacecraft Venera 5 sends back data before crashing on the surface of Venus
Pete Townshend is arrested in New York for 'assaulting' a plainclothes police officer
The US nuclear submarine 'Guitarro' sinks off San Francisco
Soviet Venera 6 sends atmospheric data from Venus before being crushed by pressure
Tom McClean completes the first solo transatlantic crossing by rowboat
Graham Hill wins the Monaco Grand Prix for a record fifth time
NASA launches Apollo 10 on an 8-day mission
US troops capture Hill 937 'Hamburger Hill' in Vietnam
The Beatles announce Allen Klein as their financial manager
Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 15,400 metres of the moon's surface
'The Who' release the rock-opera 'Tommy'
John Lennon and Yoko Ono start their second Bed-In at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal
Jeffrey Hunter, first Captain of Star Trek's 'Enterprise', dies as the result of a head trauma
Construction of 'Walt Disney World' begins
Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes the first crossing of Arctic Sea ice
John Lennon and Yoko Ono record 'Give Peace a Chance'

Graham Hill
 

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Cilla Black has plastic surgery on her nose
The Canadian National Arts Centre in Ottawa opens its doors to the public for the first time
Australian aircraft carrier 'Melbourne' collides with the US destroyer 'Frank E. Evans' in the South China Sea, killing 74 American sailors
The last episode of Star Trek (Turnabout Intruder) airs on NBC
'Manfred Mann' announce they are disbanding
Brian Jones finally quits The Rolling Stones
American actor Robert Taylor dies of lung cancer, aged 57
Actress Martita Hunt dies, aged 69
Guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones in 'The Rolling Stones'
Earl Alexander of Tunis dies
A pesticide spill in the River Rhine, Germany, kills millions of fish
The musical review 'Oh! Calcutta!' opens in New York
High grade crude oil deposits are discovered in the North Sea
Georges Pompidou is sworn in as President of France
American tennis player 'Little Mo' Connolly dies, aged 34
Entertainer Judy Garland dies, aged 47, after an accidental overdose of sleeping pills
Aretha Franklin is arrested in Detroit 'for creating a disturbance'
The United Kingdom and Rhodesia sever diplomatic ties
'Pancho' Gonzales beats Charlie Pasarell in the longest ever tennis singles match - 112 games
The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.
Banks open on a Saturday for the last time in the UK
The 'Pop Proms' begin at the Royal Albert Hall

Cilla Black

Judy Garland
 

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The Investiture of Prince Charles as the 19th Prince of Wales takes place at Caernarvon Castle
John and Yoko are hospitalised after a car crash
Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
Ex-'Rolling Stone' Brian Jones is found drowned in his swimming pool as a result of a drugs overdose
The Rolling Stones hold their free concert in Hyde Park
French is made equal to English throughout the Canadian national government
The first U.S. troop withdrawals are made from Vietnam
Thor Heyerdahl's reed raft Ra II lands in Barbados, 57 days after leaving Morocco
David Bowie releases 'Space Oddity'
British golfer Tony Jacklin wins The Open at Lytham St.Annes
NASA launches the Apollo 11 moon landing mission
Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island, killing Mary Jo Kopechne
During the American moon landing Russia lands the unmanned Luna 15 space craft 500 miles away
Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon at at 02.56 GMT
Apollo 11 returns safely to Earth
Elvis recommences live performances
Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes the first woman to solo sail the Pacific
Richard Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam to meet President Nguyen Van Thieu
Mariner 6 passes Venus at 3410 km, sending 74 photos
The halfpenny ceases to be legal tender in the UK
Mariner 6 flies past Mars

Evening Standard moon landing souvenir issue
 

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Kiki Dee becomes the first British girl singer to be signed by Motown
The old halfpenny is withdrawn from circulation
Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometres)
Handley-Page, Britain's oldest aircraft manufacturer, calls in the receivers
The Beatles are photographed on a zebra crossing in Abbey Road
The French franc is devalued by 11.1%
The Charles Manson 'family' murder Sharon Tate and 4 others including Jay Sebring and Abigail Folger
The 'Haunted Mansion' attraction opens at Disneyland, California
The Manson Family kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca
The violent 3-day 'Battle of Bogside' erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Northern Ireland
British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland
Start of the three-day 'Woodstock' music festival, attended by 450,000 people in New York State
Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage
Mick Jagger is accidentally shot while filming 'Ned Kelly'
The first GAP store opens, in San Francisco
Peru nationalises US oil interests
Bob Dylan stars in the second Isle of Wight music festival
First internet connection on the ARPANET between UCLA and Stanford University, California
Undefeated ex-World Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano dies in a plane crash, aged 45

Charles Manson

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Singer James Taylor breaks his arm and leg in a motorcycle accident
All five members of 'The Equals' are injured in an autobahn accident in Germany during a gale
'Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore marries German dancer Barbel Hardie
A coup in Libya ousts King Idris and brings Colonel Moammar Gaddafi to power
North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh dies
The Vietcong call a 3-day truce in memory of Ho Chi Minh
ITV makes its first colour television transmissions in the UK
Lt. William Calley is charged with murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai
TV series 'H.R. Pufnstuf', starring Jack Wild, debuts on NBC-TV
Rod Laver completes his second grand slam by winning the US Tennis Open
BIBA opens as a department store in Kensington
Police storm a 'Hippy' squat at 144 Piccadilly, London, arresting 200
Ton Duc Thang succeeds Ho Chi Minh as President of North Vietnam
2500 fans attend the first Elvis convention in Cincinnati
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference is founded.
The Beatles release their 'Abbey Road' album

BIBA 1969

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The Moody Blues form their 'Threshold' record label
Olof Palme is elected Labour party leader, replacing Tage Erlander as Swedish prime minister
A Concorde 001 test flight breaks the sound barrier
Channel Islands Jersey and Guernsey begin issuing their own postage stamps
The United Nations start issuing postage stamps at their Geneva headquarters
'Monty Python's Flying Circus' is first broadcast, seen on BBC2
The USSR's Soyuz 6 is launched, closely followed by Soyuz 7 and 8
Soyuz 7 is launched - the first time 5 people are in space at the same time
Soyuz 8 is launched - the first time 7 people are in space at the same time
The 7-sided 50p piece is introduced into circulation, replacing the ten-shilling note
The print unions finally allow Rupert Murdoch's purchase of 'The Sun' newspaper
The Plastic Ono Band's 'Cold Turkey' is released in the UK
Three ex- 'Small Faces' join Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart of The Jeff Beck Group to form 'The Faces'
Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter is arrested for marijuana possession
Willy Brandt becomes Chancellor of West Germany
Paul McCartney denies rumours of his death
47 are hurt in a prisoner riot at Parkhurst, sparked by the early release of Soviet spy Peter Kroger
St Vincent and Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
The first message is sent over ARPANET, the forerunner of the internet
George Harrison's 'Something' is released in the UK

Ten Shilling Note

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Torrey Canyon owners, Barracuda Tankers, pay £3 million compensation to England and France
Work finally begins on the National Theatre building
Quintuplets are born to Mrs Irene Hanson after fertility treatment
Colonel Gaddafi nationalises all foreign banks in Libya
NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon
The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea
In Washington DC, 250-500,000 protesters stage a peaceful demonstration against the war
The first colour commercial advert is seen on British TV - for Birds-Eye peas - on ATV (Midland)
Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the USA begin SALT 1 negotiations in Helsinki
Joseph P. Kennedy dies, father of the Kennedy brothers John, Robert and Edward
Bandleader and composer Ted Heath dies, aged 69
M.P.s approve a bill to set up a new 'Ulster Defence Regiment' to replace the 'B Specials'
Apollo 12, with Conrad & Bean, successfully makes the second manned moon landing
Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal
President Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree the return of Okinawa to Japanese control
The government authorises licences for 12 new local radio stations
John Lennon returns his OBE to protest the British government's support of the US war in Vietnam
'Cream' play the Royal Albert Hall, their final concert
The Rolling Stones play a concert at Madison Square Garden

Pele scores his 1000th goal

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Barry Gibb leaves 'The BeeGees' to go solo
98 people are arrested following a pitch invasion during a Springbok rugby game in Aberdeen
The Boeing 747 'Jumbo jet' makes its debut carrying 191 people from Seattle to New York
John Lennon is offered the role of Jesus Christ in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police
Four people are killed at the notorious Altamont Music Festival in the U.S.A.
A Nobel Prize is added for Economics
The American Supreme Court orders 4 Southern states to end all segregation by February 1970
Arlo Guthrie releases 'Alice's Restaurant'
The Jackson Five make their first appearance on the 'Ed Sullivan Show'
The Plastic Ono Band play their only concert, at London's Lyceum Ballroom
Falsetto singer Tiny Tim marries 17 year old Vicki Budinger live on American television
The USAF closes 'Project Blue Book', concluding that there is no real evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence or craft behind thousands of UFO sightings
The 'experimental' ban on capital punishment in Britain becomes permanent
Bernadette Devlin is sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for inciting riot
Charles Manson is allowed to defend himself at the Tate-LaBianca murder trial

Altamont 1969

Bernadette Devlin

    1970: 1st January the half crown (2s6d) coin ceases to be legal tender. 9th July the Bank of England issues £20 notes again (first since 1945). 20th November the 10shilling note ceases to be legal tender


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