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1969

January

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News

Early heavy metal album Led Zeppelin I released

Music

Elvis Presley begins recording and creating new music once more

Music

Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin (rated : 74)

Music

In a first Soviet cosmonauts transfer from one space craft to another in deep space

Technology

Richard Nixon becomes the 37th President of the United States of America

Politics

The Beatles give their last public performance in a recording session on a roof top in London

Music

March

Apollo 9 launches, the mission tests the lunar module that will be used to land on the moon

Technology

The novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo is published

Books

April

Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart

Technology

May

NASA Apollo 10 launches for a full dress-rehearsal for the moon landing

Technology

Tommy / The Who (rated : 54)

Music

Midnight Cowboy, an X-rated, oscar winning John Schlesinger film, debuts.

Films

June

Trout Mask Replica / Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band (rated : 84)

Music

July

Charles, Prince of Wales, is invested with his title at Caernarfon, Wales

News

The Unix computer operating system is invented

Technology

Bowie single Space Oddity released

Music

Neil, Buzz, and Mike lift off on a Saturn V rocket hoping to land on the moon and safely return

Technology

Edward M. Kennedy drives Mary Jo Kopechne to her death after a party on Chappaquiddick Island

News

Neil Armstrong is the first human to walk on the surface of another celestial body - the moon

Exploration

In A Silent Way / Miles Davis (rated : 55)

Music

August

The Woodstock Pop Festival is held in upstate New York with top rock musicians of the late 60s

Music

September

The Band / The Band (rated : 134)

Music

Film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford released

Films

The Beatles release their final album : Abbey Road

Music

Sitcom The Brady Bunch premieres on ABC

TV

Abbey Road / The Beatles (rated : 363)

Music

October

Monty Python's Flying Circus first airs on BBC One

TV

Led Zeppelin II / Led Zeppelin (rated : 88)

Music

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (rated : 243 )

Films

The first message - lo - is sent over ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet

Technology

November

Sesame Street premieres on the National Educational Television (NET) network

TV

NASA Apollo 12 becomes the second manned craft to land on the moon

Technology

John Lennon returns his MBE medal protesting over the UKs support for the US in Vietnam

Politics

December

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its debut

Technology

Let It Bleed / The Rolling Stones (rated : 228)

Music

Rolling Stones California festival leaves 3 dead amongst much violence, drug taking & drinking

Music