1969

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1969 was the 98th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

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  • Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center National Architectural Competition, edited by Les Adams

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Music

Individuals

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Awards

Deaths

See also List of Birmingham homicides in 1969

Context

1969 saw the last issue of The Saturday Evening Post and the first album by Led Zeppelin. Richard Nixon began his presidency and Yasser Arafat became leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization. John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. Hee Haw debuted on CBS, Monty Python's Flying Circus debuted on the BBC, and Sesame Street debuted on PBS. Apollo 11 successfully brought Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin onto the lunar surface. The Woodstock Festival was held in New York. Hurricane Camille devastated the Mississippi coast. The first ATM was installed in Rockville, New York. 109 Vietnamese civilians died in the My Lai massacre. The New York Mets won the World Series. Wal Mart Stores was incorporated. The ARPANET was created.

Notable 1969 births include Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Steffi Graf, Ice Cube, Jennifer Lopez, Edward Norton, Brett Favre, Ken Griffey, Jr, and Nancy Kerrigan. Deaths in 1969 included Dwight Eisenhower, Judy Garland, Rocky Marciano, Ho Chi Minh, and Jack Kerouac. Murray Gell-Mann won the Nobel Prize for Physics and Samuel Beckett won for Literature.

Top grossing films in 1969 included The Love Bug, Funny Girl, Bullitt, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, True Grit, and Easy Rider. Midnight Cowboy was voted "Best Picture" by the Academy.

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