Cydniey Buffers (cydniey) wrote,
Cydniey Buffers
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In 1969 (the year you were born)


Richard Nixon becomes president of the US


Senator Edward Kennedy escapes injury when the car he is driving veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island


US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to set foot on the moon while commanding the Apollo 11 mission


Breathtaking pictures of Mars are transmitted to earth from NASA's Mariner 7 as it passes within 2,200 miles of the Red Planet


Woodstock music festival begins in upstate NY, featuring performances by Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more artists


250,000 Vietnam War protestors gather in Washington for the largest anti-war rally in US history


The first draft lottery since WWII is held in New York City


The Beatles' performance in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records


The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the US


Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Aniston, Renée Zellweger, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, and Linus Torvalds are born


New York Mets win the World Series


New York Jets win Superbowl III


Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup


Sesame Street premieres


Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for best picture


David Bowie's debut single, "Space Oddity", becomes a huge hit - in part to the US landing on the moon


Sharon Tate & the LaBiancas are found murdered by Charles Manson & "family"



What Happened the Year You Were Born?


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