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1969


Jan
1
Birthday of Verne TroyerBirthday of Verne Troyer (1969)Top 10 Influential Little People

2
Birthday of Christy TurlingtonTop 10 Supermodels of the 1990s

5
Birthday of Marilyn MansonBirthday of Marilyn Manson (1969).Marilyn Manson Biography: Life and Career of the Antichrist Superstar
Top 10 Masked Musicians
Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths
Another Top 10 Hated Musical Artists
Top 10 Outrageous Male Music Fashion Icons
Top 10 Controversial Figures in Rock History

12
Release: Led Zeppelin debut album is releasedLed Zeppelin album is released (1969)Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs
Top 10 Debut Rock Albums

12
Super Bowl III is heldSuper Bowl III is held (1969)Top 10 Sports Upsets

14
Birthday of Dave GrohlBirthday of Dave Grohl (1969).Top 10 Greatest Nirvana Songs
The History of the Foo Fighters
Top 10 Frontmen in Rock
Top 10 Music Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Supergroups
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 1990s

14
Birthday of Jason BatemanBirthday of Jason Bateman (1969)Top 10 Comeback Performances

16
Birthday of Roy Jones, Jr.Birthday of Roy Jones, Jr. (1969)Top 10 Fighters of All Time

17
Birthday of TiestoDutch DJ and producer Tiesto is bornTop 10 Superstar EDM DJs and Producers of All Time

30
The Beatles' last public performanceThe Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police (1969)The History of The Beatles

Feb
5
Birthday of Bobby Brown Birthday of Bobby Brown (1969)Whitney Houston Biography: Life and Career of the Singer and Actress

9
First test flight of the Boeing 747 First test flight of the Boeing 747 (1969)The History of Aviation

11
Birthday of Jennifer AnistonBirthday of Jennifer Aniston (1969)Jennifer Aniston Biography (UPDATE)
How I Met Your Mother vs. Friends
Jennifer Aniston Bio: From Friends to Wanderlust

Mar
13
Release: Herbie the Love BugThe film Herbie the Love Bug is released (1969)Top 10 Movie Cars

26
Release: Premiere of the sitcom 'The Brady Bunch'Premiere of the sitcom 'The Brady Bunch' (1969)Top 10 TV Brats

28
Birthday of Brett RatnerBirthday of Brett Ratner (1969)Top 10 Worst Hollywood Directors

28
Death of Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower, military general and 34th President of the United States, diesDwight D. Eisenhower Biography: Military General and U.S. President
Top 10 Presidents of the United States of America

Apr
4
The TV series The Wild Wild West airs its last episodeThe TV series The Wild Wild West airs its last episode (1969)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

5
Birthday of RZA of Wu-Tang ClanBirthday of RZA [Wu-Tang Clan] (1969)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs

5
Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities (1969)Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

6
Birthday of Paul RuddBirthday of Paul Rudd (1969)Top 10 Paul Rudd Performances
Top 10 Celebrity Commercials from Before They Were Stars

May
1
Birthday of Wes AndersonBirthday of Wes Anderson (1969)Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships

4
Release: At San Quentin is releasedAt San Quentin is released (1969)Top 10 Johnny Cash Songs

5
Bill Russell wins the eleventh and final NBA championship of his career.Bill Russell wins the eleventh and final NBA championship of his career with the Boston Celtics.Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

13
Birthday of BucketheadBirthday of Buckethead (1969).Top 10 Instrumental Songs: Hard Rock and Heavy Metal

14
Birthday of NKOTB's Danny WoodBirthday of Danny Wood [New Kids on the Block] (1969)Music Showdown: New Kids on the Block Vs. Backstreet Boys

15
Birthday of Emmitt SmithBirthday of Emmitt Smith, a retired American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s (1969)Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

21
The TV series The Avengers airs its last episodeThe TV series The Avengers airs its last episode (1969)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

23
Tommy Album is releasedTommy Album is released (1969)Top 10 The Who Songs

25
Birthday of Glen Drover Birthday of Glen Drover (1969)Interview with Glen Drover on 'Metalusion'

25
Release: Midnight CowboyThe film Midnight Cowboy is released (1969)Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments

29
Release: Crosby, Stills and Nash's self-titled debut is releasedCrosby, Stills and Nash's self-titled debut is releasedTop 10 Supergroups

Jun
1
John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Bed-In for Peace John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Bed-In for Peace (1969)Give Peace A Chance: John and Yoko's Bed-In For Peace

3
Star Trek: The Original Series airs its last episodeThe TV series Star Trek: The Original Series airs its last episode (1969)Top 10 Star Trek: The Original Series Episodes
Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series
Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 TV Bromances

3
Release: The Italian JobThe Italian Job is released (1969)Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers

11
Birthday of Peter DinklageBirthday of Peter Dinklage (1969)Top 10 Influential Little People

11
Release: True GritThe film True Grit is released (1969)Top 10 Revenge Movies

14
Release: My Way by Frank Sinatra is releasedMy Way by Frank Sinatra is released (1969).Top 10 Over-Covered Songs

15
Birthday of Ice CubeRapper and former N.W.A. member Ice Cube is born (1969)N.W.A: History of the Hip Hop Group
Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

26
Birthday of Radiohead's Colin GreenwoodBirthday of Colin Greenwood [Radiohead] (1969)The History of Radiohead

Jul
3
Death of Brian JonesDeath of Brian Jones (1969).Top 10 Musicians Who Died at Age 27

3
Death of Rolling Stones' Brian JonesDeath: Brian Jones [Rolling Stones] (1969)The History of The Rolling Stones

5
Birthday of RZA of Wu-Tang ClanBirthday of RZA [Wu-Tang Clan] (1969)Top 10 Musicians with Alter Egos
Wu-Tang Clan: History of the Hip Hop Group
Interview with RZA: Wu-Tang Clan is like The Avengers
Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

5
Release: Creedence Clearwater Revival album, Green River, is releasedCreedence Clearwater Revival album, 'Green River,' with the song, 'Bad Moon Rising,' is releasedTop 10 Misheard Lyrics

7
Release: Release of Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon and Yoko OnoRelease of Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1969)Top 10 Protest Songs

14
Release: Easy Rider is releasedEasy Rider is released (1969).Top 10 Sleeper Hits
Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances

18
Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan is bornWu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa is bornTop 10 Rap Groups and Crews

20
Apollo 11 Moon LandingApollo 11 spaceflight lands on the Moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (1969)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1960s America
Space Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts
Top 10 Televised Events of All Time
Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

21
Release: The Soft Parade is releasedThe Soft Parade is released (1969).Top 10 The Doors Songs

24
Birthday of Jennifer LopezBirthday of Jennifer Lopez (1969)The Life and Career of Jennifer Lopez
Top 10 Sexiest Female Singers: Modern Edition
Another Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths

25
U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon DoctrineVietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This is the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war (1969)Vietnam War: History and Key Dates

27
Birthday of Triple HBirthday of Triple H (1969)Top 10 Wrestling Catchphrases

Aug
9
Members of Charles Manson's Family commit the Sharon Tate murders.Followers led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.Top 10 Cults

11
The TV series Looney Tunes airs its last episodeThe TV series Looney Tunes airs its last episode (1969)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Rivalries

15
Woodstock Music and Arts Festival beginsWoodstock Music and Arts Festival begins in Bethel, New York (1969)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1960s America
Top 10 Iconic Music Festivals of All Time

17
Birthday of NKOTB's Donnie WahlbergBirthday of Donnie Wahlberg [NKOTB] (1969)Interview With Donnie Wahlberg
Donnie Wahlberg Talks Twitter

18
Birthday of Edward NortonBirthday of Edward Norton (1969)Top 10 Edward Norton Performances
Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies
Top 10 Actors Who Haven't Won an Oscar
Top 10 Actors Who Swear the Most

18
Birthday of Masta Killa of Wu-Tang ClanWu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa is born (1969)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs

19
Birthday of Matthew Perry Birthday of Matthew Perry (1969)How I Met Your Mother vs. Friends
Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1990s

28
Birthday of Jack BlackBirthday of Jack Black (1969)The Career of Jack Black: From High Fidelity to Kung Fu Panda
Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

Sep
1
Comic book debut of The Falcon.Comic book debut of The Falcon. This friend of Captain America with the ability of flight first appeared in Captain America #117.Superhero Origins: The Falcon

1
Muammar al-Gaddafi claims power in LibyaA revolution in Libya brings Muammar al-Gaddafi to power, which is later transferred to the People's Committees (1969)Conflict in Libya: Author Hisham Matar on War and the Gaddafi Regime

2
Death of Ho Chi MinhDeath of Ho Chi Minh (1969)Top 10 Influential Communist Leaders
Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

4
Birthday of SashaWelsh DJ and producer Sasha is bornTop 10 Superstar EDM DJs and Producers of All Time

12
Birthday of James FreyBirthday of author James Frey (1969)Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace

13
Birthday of Tyler PerryBirthday of Tyler Perry (1969)Top 10 Worst Hollywood Directors

13
Premiere of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! cartoon makes its debut on television (1969)The Origins of Scooby-Doo
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs
Top 10 Animated Dogs in Movies and TV
Top 10 Iconic Cartoon Characters of All Time
Top 10 Worst Live-Action Movies Based on Cartoons

15
Wendy's is foundedWendy's is founded in Columbus, Ohio (1969)Top 10 Fast Food Mascots

18
Birthday of CappadonnaBirthday of Cappadonna (1969)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs

24
Birthday of Shawn Crahan of SlipknotWe speak with this Slipknot founding father, Shawn Crahan - also known as Clown.Slipknot's Clown Discusses His Career

26
Release: Abbey Road is releasedAbbey Road is released (1969)Top 10 Beatles Songs
Top 10 Beatles Moments

26
The TV series The Brady Bunch airs its first episodeThe TV series The Brady Bunch airs its first episode (1969)Top 10 TV Weddings
Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark
Top 10 TV Families
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases
Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

Oct
1
Birthday of Zach GalifianakisBirthday of actor Zach Galifianakis (1969)Zach Galifianakis: The Life and Career of the One-Man Wolf Pack
Top 10 Zach Galifianakis Moments
Top 10 Movie Idiots

3
Birthday of Gwen StefaniBirthday of Gwen Stefani [No Doubt] (1969)History of Gwen Stefani and No Doubt: Profile of the 'Just A Girl' Band
Top 10 Frontwomen in Rock
Top 10 Sexiest Female Singers: Modern Edition

5
Release: The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC (1969)Top 10 Monty Python’s Flying Circus Moments
Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows
Top 10 British TV Comedies
Monty Python: A Retrospective of The Most Influential Comedy Troupe of All Time

7
Release: The Jackson 5's I Want You Back is releasedThe Jackson 5's I Want You Back is released (1969).Top 10 Billboard Records

10
Birthday of Brett Favre Birthday of Brett Favre (1969)Green Bay Packers - Greatest Sports Franchises

16
Final Game of the 1969 World SeriesFinal Game of the 1969 World Series (1969)Top 10 Sports Upsets

19
Birthday of Trey ParkerBirthday of Trey Parker (1969)The History of South Park
Top 10 Adult Cartoons

22
Birthday of Spike Jonze Birthday of Spike Jonze (1969)Spike Jonze: The Director

22
Release: Led Zeppelin II is releasedLed Zeppelin II is released (1969).Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs

24
Release: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is released (1969)Top 10 Movies of the 1960s
Top 10 Oscar-Winning Songs
Top 10 Greatest Movie Knife Fights

Nov
4
Birthday of Matthew McConaugheyBirthday of Matthew McConaughey (1969)Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s
Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Performances (REDUX)
Top 10 Romantic Male Actors
Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Performances

4
Birthday of Sean Diddy CombsBirthday of Sean Diddy Combs (1969)Top 10 WTF Moments in Heavy Metal
Top 10 Unlikely Musical Collaborations
The Life and Career of Sean Diddy Combs

7
Release of Whole Lotta Love by Led ZeppelinRelease of Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin (1969)Top 10 Guitar Riffs of the All Time
Top 10 Rip-off Songs

10
Release: Grateful Dead's live album, Live Dead, is releasedGrateful Dead's best live album, Live Dead, is releasedHistory of the Grateful Dead

10
Release: MaroonedThe film Marooned is released (1969)Top 10 Astronaut Movies

10
The TV series Sesame Street airs its first episodeThe TV series Sesame Street airs its first episode (1969)The History of Sesame Street
Top 10 Muppets from Sesame Street
Top 10 TV Bromances
Top 10 TV Vampires

15
Wendy's is foundedWendy's is founded in Columbus, Ohio (1969)Top 10 American Fast Food Chains

20
Occupation of AlcatrazOccupation of Alcatraz by the United Indians of All Tribes begins and ends in 1971.Top 10 Alcatraz Trivia

Dec
4
Birthday of Jay-ZBirthday of Jay-Z, American rapper, producer and entrepreneur (1969)The Life and Career of Jay-Z
Top 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists
Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World
Top 10 Rap Acts of All Time

5
Release: Let It Bleed is releasedLet It Bleed is released (1969)Top 10 Best Rolling Stones Songs

6
The Rolling Stones at the Altamont Free ConcertDuring The Rolling Stones' set at the Altamont Free Concert, a man was shot and killed by the Hells AngelsTop 10 Concert Tragedies and Mishaps

17
Birthday of Chuck Liddell Birthday of Chuck Liddell (1969)Mixed Martial Arts Champion Chuck Liddell

18
Release: On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceThe film On Her Majesty's Secret Service is released (1969)Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

19
Birthday of Richard HammondBirthday of Richard Hammond (1969)Top 10 Top Gear Moments

26
Birthday of Stuart David of Belle and SebastianBirthday of Stuart David of Belle and Sebastian (1969)Top 10 Underground Music Groups