Top 100 Hits of 1969/Top 100 Songs of 1969
1. Aquarius, Fifth Dimension
2. Sugar, Sugar, Archies
3. I Can't Get Next To You, Temptations
4. Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones
5. Build Me Up Buttercup, Foundations
6. Dizzy, Tommy Roe
7. Hot Fun In The Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
8. I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Tom Jones
9. Everyday People, Sly and The Family Stone
10. Get Together, Youngbloods
11. One, Three Dog Night
12. Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tommy James and The Shondells
13. Hair, Cowsills
14. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby, Marvin Gaye
15. Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet, Henry Mancini and His Orch.
16. Crimson And Clover, Tommy James and The Shondells
17. Grazin' In The Grass, Friends Of Distinction
18. Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
19. Proud Mary, Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love), Jr. Walker and The All Stars
21. It's Your Thing, Isley Brothers
22. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
23. Jean, Oliver
24. Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
25. Get Back, The Beatles
26. In The Year 2525, Zager and Evans
27. Spinning Wheel, Blood, Sweat and Tears
28. Baby, I Love You, Andy Kim
29. Going In Circles, Friends Of Distinction
30. Hurt So Bad, Lettermen
31. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival
32. My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
33. Easy To Be Hard, Three Dog Night
34. Baby It's You, Smith
35. In The Ghetto, Elvis Presley
36. A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash
37. Baby, Baby Don't Cry, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
38. Only The Strong Survive, Jerry Butler
39. Time Of The Season, Zombies
40. Wedding Bell Blues, Fifth Dimension
41. Little Woman, Bobby Sherman
42. Love (Can Make You Happy), Mercy
43. Good Morning Starshine, Oliver
44. These Eyes, The Guess Who
45. You've Made Me So Very Happy, Blood, Sweat and Tears
46. Put A Little Love In Your Heart, Jackie DeShannon
47. Do Your Thing, Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
48. I'd Wait A Million Years, The Grass Roots
49. Touch Me, The Doors
50. More Today Than Yesterday, Spiral Starecase
51. I've Gotta Be Me, Sammy Davis Jr.
52. Lay Lady Lay, Bob Dylan
53. Atlantis, Donovan
54. Traces, Dennis Yost and The Classics IV
55. It's Getting Better, Mama Cass Elliot
56. This Magic Moment, Jay and The Americans
57. Run Away Child, Running Wild, Temptations
58. Hawaii Five-O, Ventures
59. Galveston, Glen Campbell
60. I'm Gonna Make You Mine, Lou Christie
61. Gitarzan, Ray Stevens
62. Can I Change My Mind, Tyrone Davis
63. Time Is Tight, Booker T and The MG's
64. This Girl's In Love With You, Dionne Warwick
65. Color Him Father, Winstons
66. Black Pearl, Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd.
67. Indian Giver, 1910 Fruitgum Company
68. Mother Popcorn (Part I), James Brown
69. Twenty-five Miles, Edwin Starr
70. Things I'd Like To Say, New Colony Six
71. When I Die, Motherlode
72. That's The Way Love Is, Marvin Gaye
73. Everybody's Talkin', Nilsson
74. Worst That Could Happen, Brooklyn Bridge
75. Chokin' Kind, Joe Simon
76. Smile A Little Smile For Me, Flying Machine
77. Polk Salad Annie, Tony Joe White
78. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
79. Games People Play, Joe South
80. You Showed Me, Turtles
81. Come Together, The Beatles
82. Oh, What A Night, Dells
83. Something, The Beatles
84. This Girl Is A Woman Now, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
85. Tracy, Cuff Links
86. Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon, Paul Revere and The Raiders
87. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Diana Ross and The Supremes
88. I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
89. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin', Crazy Elephant
90. Hang 'Em High, Booker T and The MG's
91. Your Good Thing (Is About To End), Lou Rawls
92. Baby I'm For Real, Originals
93. You Showed Me, Turtles
94. Love Me Tonight, Tom Jones
95. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Bob, Seger System
96. Laughing, The Guess Who
97. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me), David Ruffin
98. Soul Deep, Box Tops
99. Hooked On A Feeling, B.J. Thomas
100. Sweet Cream Ladies, Box Tops
News of 1969
News in 1969
First flight of the Jumbo jet (Boeing 747).
Nobel Prize for economics.
Female undergraduates at Yale.
Phillip Morris purchases Miller Brewing for estimated $250 million.
Work begins on Alyeska pipeline in Alaska.
First draft lottery held.
U.S. bans production of all chemical and biological warfare agents.
1969 Chevy Camaro SS
In August 1969, police officers began investigating the grisly murder of actress Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, and four friends at her Los Angeles home. The five victims had sustained numerous gunshot and more than 50 stab wounds. Tate had been eight months pregnant. In December, another multiple slaying- of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca- was connected to the Tate murders.
The culprit was Charles Manson, a failed songwriter who had spent most of his life in jail. Manson and his 'family', mostly female youth who became his groupies, came to represent the nightmarish side of the hippie movement.
Manson and five of his cohorts- two men and three women- were sentenced to death; when California ended capital punishment in 1972, the sentences were commuted to life.
End Of An Era
Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchases the largest selling British Sunday newspaper The News of the World.
People's Democracy begin a march from Belfast to Derry, Northern Ireland in support of civil rights.
Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
The Soviet Union launches Venera 5 toward Venus.
January 9 - In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian displays art of Winslow Homer six weeks.
After 147 years, the last issue of The Saturday Evening Post is published.
The Soviet Union launches Venera 6 toward Venus.
January 11 - Ohio State defeats USC in the Rose Bowl to win the national title for the 1968 season
The New York Jets of the American Football League defeat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III.
Led Zeppelin I, an album considered by many to be one of the first in the heavy metal genre, is released.
January 14 - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 and injures 314.
January 15 - The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
Ten paintings are defaced in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Student Jan Palach sets himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia; 3 days later he dies.
January 20 - Lyndon Baines Johnson leaves office as Richard Milhous Nixon is sworn in as the 37th President of the United States of America.
January 24 - Martial law is declared in Madrid, the University is closed and over 300 students are arrested.
Fourteen men, 9 of them Jews, are executed in Baghdad for spying for Israel.
Reverend Ian Paisley, hardline Protestant leader in Northern Ireland, is jailed for 3 months for illegal assembly.
The present-day Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse, rated at 100,000 KVA, is completed and placed in operation.
January 30 - The Beatles give their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records. The impromptu concert was broken up by the police.
February 4 - In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.
February 5 - A huge oil slick off the coast of Santa Barbara, California closes the city's harbor.
February 7 - The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service.
February 8 - The last issue of The Saturday Evening Post hits magazine stands.
February 9 - The Boeing 747 makes its maiden flight.
February 13 - FLQ terrorists bomb the Stock Exchange in Montreal, Quebec.
The Mariner 6 Mars probe is launched.
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the First Amendment applies to public schools.
March 2: Test flight of ConcordeMarch 2
In Toulouse, France the first Concorde test flight is conducted.
Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
In a Los Angeles, California court, Sirhan Sirhan admits that he killed presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.
Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 (James McDivitt, David Scott, Rusty Schweickart) to test the lunar module.
March 10 - In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. (he later retracts his guilty plea).
March 13 - Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
The Longhope, Orkney lifeboat in Scotland is lost; the entire crew of 8 die.
Golda Meir becomes the first female prime minister of Israel.
March 18 - Operation Breakfast, the secret bombing of Cambodia, begins.
British paratroopers and Marines land on the island of Anguilla.
A 385-metre (1,265-foot) tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, UK, collapses because of icing.
March 28 - Former United States General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies after a long illness in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C..
April 1 - The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship was founded at Winston Salem State University.
April 9 - The Harvard University Administration Building is seized by close to 300 students, mostly members of the Students for a Democratic Society. Before the takeover ends, 45 will be injured and 184 arrested.
April 9 - Fermín Monasterio Pérez was killed by ETA in Biscay, Spain being the 4th victim in the name of the Basque nationalism.
April 13 - Queensland: The Brisbane Tramways end service after 84 years of operation.
April 14 - The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down the aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
April 20 - British troops arrive in Northern Ireland to reinforce the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
A grassroots movement of Berkeley community members seize an empty lot owned by the University of California to begin the formation of 'People's Park.'
April 22 - Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to sail around the world solo without stopping.
April 28 - Charles de Gaulle steps down as president of France after suffering defeat in a referendum the day before.
Zip to Zap, a harbinger of the Woodstock Concert, ends with the dispersal and eviction of youth and young adults at Zap, North Dakota by the National Guard.
The Battle of Dong Ap Bia, also known as Hamburger Hill, begins during the Vietnam War.
May 13 - May 13 Incident: Race riots occur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
May 14 - Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi visits Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
May 16 - Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
May 17 - Venera program: Soviet probe Venera 6 begins to descend into Venus' atmosphere, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
May 18 - Apollo program: Apollo 10 (Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, John Young) is launched, on the full dress-rehearsal for the Moon landing.
May 19-May 20 - French Foreign Legion paratroopers land onto Kolwezi, Zaire, to rescue Europeans in the middle of a civil war.
May 20 - United States National Guard helicopters spray skin-stinging powder on anti-war protesters in California.
May 21 - Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
May 22 - Apollo program: Apollo 10's lunar module flies to within 15,400 m of the Moon's surface.
May 26 - Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth, after a successful 8-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming first manned Moon landing.
May 26-June 2: John Lennon and Yoko Ono conduct their Bed-In at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.
May 29 - General strike and civil unrest in Cordoba, Argentina, aka Cordobazo.
May 29 - Guided tours begin at the Kremlin and other government sites in Moscow.
May 30 - Riots in Curaçao mark the start of an Afro-Caribbean civil rights movement on the island.
June 1 - In Montreal, Canada, Give Peace a Chance is recorded in a famous bed-in for peace by John Lennon. The song, the first single recorded solo by a Beatle, and released under the name Plastic Ono Band, is still a strong anthem for peace.
June 2 - In Ottawa, Canada, the National Arts Centre opens its doors to the public for the first time.
June 3 - Melbourne-Evans collision - The Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne collides with the U.S. destroyer Frank E. Evans in the South China Sea; 74 U.S. sailors are killed.
June 5 - International communist conference begins in Moscow.
June 8 - U.S. President Richard Nixon and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet at Midway Island. Nixon announces that 25,000 U.S. troops will be withdrawn by September.
June 18-June 22 - The National Convention of the Students for a Democratic Society, held in Chicago, collapses, and the Weatherman faction seizes control of the SDS National Office. Thereafter, any activity run from the National Office or bearing the name of SDS is Weatherman-controlled.
June 20 - Georges Pompidou is elected President of France.
June 21 - Soviet musicologist Pavel Apostolov dies during the general rehearsal of Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony.
June 23 - Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States by retiring chief Earl Warren.
June 24 - The United Kingdom and Rhodesia sever diplomatic ties.
June 28 - The Stonewall riots in New York City mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.
The Apollo Moon landingsJuly 1 - Charles, Prince of Wales, is invested with his title at Caernarfon.
July 3 - Brian Jones, former member of The Rolling Stones, drowns in his swimming pool.
July 5 - Tom Mboya, Kenyan Minister of Development, is assassinated.
July 7 - French is made equal to English throughout the Canadian national government.
July 8 - Vietnam War: The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made.
July 10 - Donald Crowhurst's trimaran Teignmouth Electron is found drifting and unoccupied. It is assumed that Crowhurst might have committed suicide.
July 14 - Football War: After Honduras loses a soccer game against El Salvador, rioting breaks out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers. Of the 300,000 Salvadoran workers in Honduras, tens of thousands are expelled, prompting a brief Salvadoran invasion of Honduras. The OAS works out a cease-fire on July 18, which takes effect on July 20.
July 16 - Apollo program: Apollo 11 (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins) lifts off toward the first landing on the Moon.
July 18 - Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaign aide to his brother who was in the car with him, dies in the incident.
July 19 - Gloria Diaz wins the Miss Universe pageant, with the Philippines receiving its first title.
July 20 - Project Apollo: The Eagle lands on the lunar surface. The world watches in awe as Neil Armstrong takes his historic first steps on the moon.
July 24 - The Apollo 11 astronauts return from the first successful Moon landing, and are placed in biological isolation for several days, on the chance they may have brought back lunar germs. The airless lunar environment is later determined to preclude microscopic life.
July 25 - Vietnam 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 starts the 'Vietnamization' of the war.
July 30 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam, meeting with President Nguyen Van Thieu and U.S. military commanders.
July 31 - The halfpenny ceases to be legal tender in the UK.
August 4 - Vietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. They eventually fail since both sides cannot agree to any terms.
August 5 - Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).
August 8 - A fire breaks out in the Bannerman's Castle in the Hudson River; most of the roof collapses and crashes down to the lower levels.
August 9 - Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder Sharon Tate, (who was 8 months pregnant), and her friends Folgers coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring at Tate and husband Roman Polanski's home in Los Angeles, California. Steven Parent, leaving from a visit to the Polanskis' caretaker, is also killed. More than 100 stab wounds are found on the victims, except for Parent, who had been shot almost as soon as the Manson Family entered the property.
August 10 - The Manson Family kills Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, wealthy Los Angeles businesspeople.
August 12 - Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside.
August 13 - Serious border clashes occur between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.
August 14 - British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland following the three-day Battle of the Bogside.
August 15-August 18 - The Woodstock Festival is held in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
August 17 - Category 5 Hurricane Camille, the most powerful tropical cyclonic system at landfall in recorded history, hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing US$1.5 billion in damage (1969 dollars).
August 21 - An Australian, Michael Dennis Rohan, set the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire.
September 1 - A coup in Libya ousts King Idris, and brings Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi to power.
September 2 - The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New York.
September 5 - My Lai Massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is charged with 6 counts of premeditated murder, for the deaths of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.
September 9 - Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28, and crashes near Fairland, Indiana USA.
September 22 - September 25 An Islamic conference in Rabat, Morocco, following the al-Aqsa Mosque fire (August 21), condemns the Israeli ownership of Jerusalem.
September 24 - The 'Chicago Eight' trial begins in Chicago, Illinois.
September 28 - The Social Democrats and the Free Democrats receive a majority of votes in the German parliamentary elections, and decide to form a common government.
In Sweden, Olof Palme is elected Labour Party leader, replacing Tage Erlander as prime minister on October 14.
The Beijing Subway begins operation.
October 5 - Monty Python's Flying Circus first airs in the United Kingdom.
October 9-October 12 - Days of Rage: In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in to control demonstrations involving the radical Weathermen, in connection with the 'Chicago Eight' Trial.
October 15 - Vietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in National Moratorium antiwar demonstrations across the United States.
October 16 - The 'miracle' New York Mets win the World Series, beating the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 1.
October 17 - Willard S. Boyle and George Smith invent the CCD at Bell Laboratories. Thirty years later, this technology is widely used in digital cameras.
Willy Brandt becomes Chancellor of West Germany.
General Siad Barre comes to power in Somalia in a coup, six days after the assassination of President Abdirashid Ali Shermarke.
Writer and poet Jack Kerouac died at the age of 47, resulting from an internal hemorrhage (bleeding esophageal varices) caused by cirrhosis, the result of a lifetime of heavy drinking
October 29 - The first message was sent over ARPANET, the forerunner of the internet.
October 31 - Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
November 3 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the 'silent majority' to join him in solidarity with the Vietnam War effort, and to support his policies. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew denounces the President's critics as 'an effete corps of impudent snobs' and 'nattering nabobs of negativism'.
November 9 - A group of Amerindians, led by Richard Oakes, seizes Alcatraz Island for 19 months, inspiring a wave of renewed Indian pride and government reform.
November 10 - Sesame Street premieres on the National Educational Television (NET) network.
November 12 - Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre - Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.
November 14 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12 (Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean), the second manned mission to the Moon.
Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
Vietnam War: In Washington, DC, 250,000-500,000 protesters stage a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic 'March Against Death'.
Regular colour television broadcasts begin on BBC1 and ITV in UK.
Dave Thomas opened his first restaurant in a former steakhouse on a cold, snowy Saturday in downtown Columbus, Ohio. He named the chain Wendy's after his 8-year-old daughter Melinda Lou — nicknamed Wendy by her siblings.
November 17 - Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, to begin the SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum ('Ocean of Storms'), becoming the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
Soccer great Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
Vietnam War: The Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
Richard Oakes returns with 90 followers and offers to buy Alcatraz for $24 (he leaves the island January 1970).
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C. to the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. retains rights to military bases on the island, but they must be nuclear-free.
The first ARPANET link is established (the progenitor of the global Internet).
The United States Senate votes down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement Haynsworth, the first such rejection since 1930.
November 24 - Apollo program: The Apollo 12 spacecraft splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.
November 25 - John Lennon returns his MBE medal to protest the British government's support of the U.S. war in Vietnam.
December 1 - Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II (on January 4, 1970, the New York Times will run a long article, 'Statisticians Charge Draft Lottery Was Not Random').
December 2 - The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its debut. It carries 191 people, most of them reporters and photographers, from Seattle, Washington to New York City.
December 4 - Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot dead in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
December 6 - The Altamont Free Concert is held at the Altamont Speedway in northern California. Hosted by the Rolling Stones, it is an attempt at a 'Woodstock West' and is best known for the uproar of violence that occurred. It is viewed by many as the 'end of the sixties.'
December 12 - The Piazza Fontana bombing in Italy (Strage di Piazza Fontana) takes place. A U.S. Navy officer and C.I.A. agent called David Carrett is later investigated for possible involvement.
December 30 - The Linwood bank robbery leaves two police officers dead.
Top TV Shows of 1968-1969
Top 25 TV Shows:
2. Gomer Pyle
4. Mayberry, RFD
5. Family Affair
8. Dean Martin Show
9. Here's Lucy
10. Beverly Hillbillies
11. Mission: Impossible
13. Red Skelton Hour
14. My Three Sons
15. Glen Campbell
18. The FBI
19. Green Acres
21. Daniel Boone
22. Walt Disney
23. Ed Sullivan
24. Carol Burnett Show
25. Jackie Gleason Show
Deaths of 1969
January - March
January 4 - Violet and Daisy Hilton, English conjoined twin actresses (b. 1908)
January 8 - Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
January 19 - Jan Palach, Czech student protester (suicide) (b. 1948)
January 25 - Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1893)
January 29 - Allen Dulles, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency (b. 1893)
January 30 - Georges Pire, Belgian monk, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1910)
January 31 - Meher Baba, Indian Spiritual master (b. 1894)
February 2 - Boris Karloff, English actor (b. 1887)
February 3 - Eduardo Mondlane, FRELIMO leader, assassinated. (b. 1920)
February 4 - Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1905)
February 9 - Gabby Hayes, American actor (b. 1885)
February 13 - Florence Mary Taylor, Australia's first female architect (b. 1879)
February 20 - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (b. 1883)
February 23 - King Saud of Saudi Arabia (b. 1902)
February 26 - Levi Eshkol, Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1895)
March 4 - Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
March 11 - John Wyndham, British author (b. 1903)
March 14 - Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-born American artist (b. 1898)
March 20 - Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)
March 21 - Pinky Higgins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1909)
March 25 - Billy Cotton, British entertainer & bandleader (b. 1899)
March 26 - John Kennedy Toole, American author (b. 1937)
March 26 - B. Traven, German writer
March 28 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)
April - June
April 5 - Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
April 6 - Gabriel Chevallier, French writer (b. 1895)
April 7 - Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan president and writer (b. 1884)
April 15 - Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
April 26 - Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
May 2 - Franz von Papen, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1879)
May 4 - Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
May 14 - Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
May 19 - Coleman Hawkins, American musician (b. 1904)
May 27 - Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (b. 1926)
June 21 - Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (b. 1934)
June 22 - Judy Garland, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
July - September
July 3 - Brian Jones, British musician (The Rolling Stones) (b. 1942)
July 5 - Walter Gropius, German architect (b. 1883)
July 18 - Mary Jo Kopechne, American campaign aide to U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy (b. 1940)
July 24 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish novelist and dramatist (b. 1904)
July 28 - Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)
August 6 - Theodor W. Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1903)
August 9 - Cecil Frank Powell, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
August 9 - Jay Sebring, American celebrity hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933)
August 9 - Sharon Tate, American actress (murdered) (b. 1943)
August 9 - Abigail Folger, American socialite, Folgers Coffee heiress, and social worker (murdered) (b. 1943)
August 17 - Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
August 25 - Harry Hammond Hess, American geologist and United States Navy officer in World War II (b. 1906)
August 27 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (b. 1884)
August 27 - Erika Mann, German writer (b. 1905)
August 31 - Rocky Marciano, American boxer (b. 1923)
September 2 - Ho Chi Minh, President of Vietnam (b. 1890)
September 3 - John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
September 6 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian footballer (b.1892)
October - December
October 4 - Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912)
October 7 - Ture Nerman, Swedish politician (b. 1886)
October 12 - Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (b. 1912)
October 15 - Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, President of Somalia, assassinated (b. 1919)
October 21 - Jack Kerouac, American author (b. 1922)
October 21 - Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)
October 30 - Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
November 12 - William F. Friedman, American cryptanalyst (b. 1891)
November 15 - Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (b. 1899)
November 18 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American politician (b. 1888)
December 4 - Fred Hampton, Black Panther (shot by police) (b. 1948)
December 4 - Mark Clark, Black Panther (shot by police) (b. 1947)
December 5 - Princess Alice of Battenberg (b. 1885)
December 12 - Magic Sam, American musician (b. 1937)
December 13 - Raymond A. Spruance, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1886)
People Born in 1969
Anderson, Wes (1 May)
Andrews, Naveen (17 January)
Aniston, Jennifer (11 February)
Bardem, Javier (1 March)
Bert and Ernie
Black, Jack (28 August)
Blanchett, Cate (14 May)
Butler, Gerard (13 November)
Clarke, Melinda (24 April)
Delpy, Julie (21 December)
Edward, John (19 October)
Everhart, Angie (7 September)
Favre, Brett (10 October)
Ford, Patricia (17 March)
Graf, Steffi (14 June)
Heche, Anne (25 May)
Howard, Terrence (11 March)
Hunter, Rachel (9 September)
Ice Cube (15 June)
James, Jesse (TV personality)
Jay-Z (4 December)
Lopez, Jennifer (24 July)
Manson, Marilyn (5 January)
McConaughey, Matthew (4 November)
Norton, Edward (18 August)
P. Diddy (4 November)
Perry, Matthew (19 August)
Perry, Tyler (13 September)
Pompeo, Ellen (10 November)
Prince, Erik (6 June)
Schumacher, Michael (3 January)
Slater, Christian (18 August)
Stefani, Gwen (3 October)
Stewart-Whyte, Heather (25 September)
Torres, Gina (25 April)
Torvalds, Linus (28 December)
Turlington, Christy (2 January)
Zellweger, Renee (25 April)
Zeta-Jones, Catherine (25 September)