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1969
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Ann Jones
Tennis Player
1969
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Eddy Merckx
Belgium 5 Tour de France wins. Also won the tour of Italy 5 times and tour of Spain once. Possibly the greatest rider of all time!
The Love Bug
   was released in   
1969
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
   was released in   
1969
1969
   President of the United States was   
Richard Nixon
Resigned during his 2nd term in office after the Watergate scandal.
1969
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Jackie Stewart
1969
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Rod Laver
1969
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Ann Haydon Jones
1969
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Rod Laver
d. Tony Roche 7-9 6-1 6-2 6-2
1969
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Margaret Smith Court
1969
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Margaret Smith Court
Margaret Smith Court excelled in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. She's the only player in all tennis to complete a multiple slam, twice, in all three disciplines.
1969
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
1776
The Clangers
      
Had Its First Episode Broadcast by the BBC in 1969
1969
   was the year   
Man Landed on the Moon
The first man down the steps of the Eagle Lander was Neil Armstrong. Ten years later he saw stars when his ring finger was ripped off in an accident.
1969
   was the year   
Woodstock Was Staged
Hippie festival in upstate New York. Mud, drugs, smelly people, The Who and Jimi Hendrix.
1969
   was the year   
Mariner 7 Sent Back Its First Pictures of Mars
The craft is still whizzing around the sun today, but is useless.
1969
   champions were   
UCLA
Gwen Stefani
   was born on   
October 3, 1969
Singer
Robert Sean Leonard
   was born on   
February 28, 1969
Actor
1969
   saw the release of   
Easy Rider
Two rebellious bikies Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) tour from LA to New Orleans on choppers in search of freedom from a conservative culture.
1969
   the winner was   
Midnight Cowboy
Directed by John Schlesinger for United Artists. First x-rated film to win best picture Oscar.
1969
   the winner was   
Majestic Prince
Bill Hartack
1969
   the winner was   
Jesus Is Coming Soon
Composed by R.E. Winsett
Pete Schourek
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
Austin TX, pitcher (Cin Reds)
Dennis Bergkamp
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
Curtis Whitley
   was born on   
May 10, 1969
NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)
1969
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 350 cc
1969
   the award was won by   
Clean Straw for Nothing by George Johnston
1969
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Rain Lover
Jockey - Jim Johnson, Trainer - Mick L. Robins, Owner - Clifford A Reid, Time - 3.21.50
Woodstock, Last Beatles Concert, Manson Murders, Midnight Cowboy, Man on the Moon
   are all   
Major Events of 1969
QE2’s Maiden Voyage, Neil Armstrong Walks on Moon, Gaddafi Becomes Libya’s Leader
   are all   
Major Events of 1969
1969
      
'The Troubles' Began
'The Troubles' refers to paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland
1969
   the winner was   
Arthur Rubinstein - The Love of Life
1969
   Eurovision Song Contest winner was   
Netherlands
"De Troubadour" performed by Lenny Kuhr. Music David Hartsema, Lyrics Lenny Kuhr
1969
   Eurovision Song Contest winner was   
United Kingdom
"Boom Bang A Bang" performed by Lulu. Music Alan Moorhouse, Lyrics Peter Warne
1969
      
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions internationally; comes into force in 1978; amended in 1979; modified in 1984 and 2001.
Alexander Calder
   created the sculpture   
La Grande Vitesse, 1969
1969
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Majestic Prince
Bill Hartack on board -- Trainer Johnny Longden -- Frank McMahon -- 1:55.60
1969
   winner was   
Arts and Letters
Braulio Baeza up, Trainer: J. Elliott Burch, Owner: Rokeby Stables -- 2:28.80
1969
   was the year the Triple Crown was lost by   
Majestic Prince
Placed 2nd to Arts and Letters
1969
   Jeux Sans Frontières winners were   
Shrewsbury (Great Britain) and Wolfsbury (Germany)
Germans won a tie breaker but the official result was a draw.
1969
   was the first publication of   
I Can Lick Thirty Tigers Today & Other Stories
1969
   was the first publication of   
My Book About Me
1969 - 1974
   the Australian Governor-General was   
Sir Paul Meerna Caedwalla Hasluck
Officially addressed as His Excellency The Right Honourable. Awarded KG, GCMG, GCVO. Born Fremantle, WA.
1969
   winner was   
Swindon Town
Swindon Town 3 Arsenal 1
1969
   was won by   
Sweet Dreams
Mrs. P. Meehan
1969
   the winner was the   
Montreal Canadiens
January 20, 1969
   the oath was recited by   
Richard M. Nixon
East Portico, U.S. Capitol by Earl Warren, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1969
   was the year   
Man Landed on the Moon
The first man down the steps of the Eagle Lander was Neil Armstrong. Ten years later he saw stars when his ring finger was ripped off in an accident.
1969
   was the year   
Woodstock Was Staged
Hippie festival in upstate New York. Mud, drugs, smelly people, The Who and Jimi Hendrix.






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