20th Century Year by Year1969

 

Learn about 'Our Story'

  • Non-Proliferation Agreement
  • Violence in N. Ireland
  • The Return of Okinawa
  • Clashes on Soviet Chinese Border
  • War of Attrition
  • Woodstock
  • War Between Honduras and El Salvador
  • Apollo 11
  • First 747 Flight
  • Concorde Airborne

    Sports

    NBA: Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-3
    NCAA Football: Texas Record: 11-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Steve Owens, Oklahoma, HB points: 1,488
    Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues Series: 4-0
    Super Bowl III: New York Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens Score: 16-7
    US Open Golf: Orville Moody Score: 281 Course: Champions GC Location: Houston, TX
    World Series: New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles Series: 4-1

    Top Songs of 1969

    1."Crimson and Clover" ... Tommy Jones & the Shoulders
    2."Everday People" ... Sly and the Family Stone
    3."Dizzy" ... Tommy Roe
    4."Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" ... The Fifth Dimension
    5."Get Back" ... The Beatles and Billy Preston
    6."Love Theme From 'Romeo & Juliet'" ... Henry Mancini
    7."In the Year 2525" ... Zager and Evans
    8."Honky Tonk Women" ... The Rolling Stones
    9."Sugar, Sugar" ... The Archies
    10."I Can't Get Next to You" ... The Temptations

    Top Movies of 1969

    1. The Love Bug
    2. Funny Girl
    3. Bullet
    4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    5. Romeo and Juliet
    6. True Grit
    7. Midnight Cowboy
    8. Oliver!
    9. Goodbye Columbus
    10. Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang!

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Midnight Cowboy"
    Best Director: John Schlesinger ... "Midnight Cowboy"
    Best Actor: John Wayne ... "True Grit"
    Best Actress: Maggie Smith ... "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: " Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" ... The 5th Dimension
    Song of the Year: "Games People Play" ... Joe South
    Best Album: "Blood, Sweat and Tears" ... Blood, Sweat and Tears
    Male Vocalist: Harry Nilsson ... "Everybody's Talkin"
    Female Vocalist: Peggy Lee ... "Is That All There Is"

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry
    The prize was divided equally between: BARTON, Sir DEREK H. R., Great Britain, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, b. 1918, d. 1998; and HASSEL, ODD, Norway, Kjemisk Institutt, Oslo University, Oslo, b. 1897, d. 1981: "for their contributions to the development of the concept of conformation and its application in chemistry"

    Literature
    BECKETT, SAMUEL, Ireland, b. 1906, d. 1989: "for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation"

    Peace
    INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (I.L.O.), Geneva.

    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was awarded jointly to: DELBRUCK, MAX, U.S.A., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, b. 1906, (in Berlin, Germany), d. 1981; HERSHEY, ALFRED D., U.S.A., Carnegie Institution of Washington, Long Island, New York, NY, b. 1908, d. 1997; and LURIA, SALVADOR E., U.S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, b. 1912, (in Torino, Italy), d. 1991: "for their discoveries concerning the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses"

    Physics
    GELL-MANN, MURRAY, U.S.A., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, b. 1929: "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Howard Sackler ... "The Great White Hope"
    Fiction: N. Scott Momaday ... "House Made of Dawn"
    History: Leonard W. Levy ... "Origins of the Fifth Amendment"
    International Reporting: William Tuohy ... "Los Angeles Times"
    National Reporting: Robert Cahn ... "Christian Science Monitor"
    Public Service: "Los Angeles Times"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "The Great White Hope" ... Howard Sackler
    Best Musical: "1776"
    Best Actor in a play: James Earl Jones ... "The Great White Hope"
    Best Actress in a play: Julie Harris ... "Forty Carats"
    Best Actor in a musical: Jerry Orbach ... "Promises, Promises"
    Bets Actress in a musical: Angela Lansbury ... "Dear World"

    Most Popular Books

    Fiction
    1."Portnoy's Complaint" ... Philip Roth. Random House
    2."The Godfather" ... Mario Puzo. Putnam
    3."The Love Machine" ... Jacqueline Susann. Simon & Schuster
    4."The Inheritors" ... Harold Robbins. Trident Press
    5."The Andromeda Strain" ... Michael Crichton. Knopf
    6."The Seven Minutes" ... Irving Wallace. Simon & Schuster
    7."Naked Came the Stranger" ... Penelope Ashe. Lyle Stuart
    8."The Promise" ... Chaim Potok. Knopf
    9."The Pretenders" ... Gwen Davis. World Publishing Co.
    10."The House on the Strand" ... Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday
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    Nonfiction
    1."American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language" ...
    Editor-in-chief William Morris. Houghton Mifflin
    2."In Someone's Shadow" ... Rod McKuen. Random House
    3."The Peter Principle" ... Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hall.
    Morrow
    4."Between Parent and Teenager" ... Dr. Haim G. Ginott. Macmillan
    5."The Graham Kerr Cookbook" ... The Galloping Gourmet. Doubleday
    6."The Selling of the President, 1968" ... Joe McGinniss. Trident Press
    7."Miss Craig's 21-Day Shape-Up Program for Men and Women" ...
    Marjorie Craig. Random House
    8."My Life and Prophecies" ... Jeane Dixon with Rene Noorbergen.
    Morrow
    9."Linda Goodman's Sun Signs" ... Linda Goodman. Taplinger
    10."Twelve Years of Christmas" ... Rod McKuen. Random House

     

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (NBC)
    2. Gunsmoke (CBS)
    3. Bonanza (NBC)
    4. Mayberry R.F.D. (CBS)
    5. Family Affair (CBS)
    6. Here's Lucy (CBS)
    7. The Red Skelton Hour (CBS)
    8. Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC)
    9. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (NBC)
    10.The Doris Day Show (CBS)