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1969 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

 

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1969 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates

 


 
 

Top movies of 1969 included, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Easy Rider, Midnight Cowboy, The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie and True Grit.

 


   

The most celebrated outdoor rock concert of all time, Woodstock took place in upstate New York on Max Yasgur’s farm. Over 400,000 fans came for 3 days of peace, love and music.

 
   

Millions watched on television as astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

 
 


 

TV shows which made their debut in 1969 included the Brady Bunch, the Bill Cosby Show, Hee Haw, Medical Center, Room 222, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and Love, American Style.

 


   

Music artists who had their very first hit in 1969 included Blood, Sweat and Tears, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Led Zeppelin, Bobby Sherman and 3 Dog Night.

 
   

The New York Mets won the World Series by beating the Baltimore Orioles in 5 games.

Major league baseball arrived in Canada when the Montreal Expos played their very first game.

 
   

Cigarette commercials were banned from TV and the government banned the use of cyclamates as artificial sweeteners.

 
   

Entertainers we lost in 1969 included Judy Garland, Boris Karloff, Brian Jones, Tommy Edwards and Thelma Ritter.

 
   

Actress Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson and his ‘so called’ family.

 
   

Here are some 1969 price checks; extra large eggs were 57cents a dozen, a 3 quart jug of milk was 59 cents and a head of lettuce cost 29 cents.

 
   

Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in a car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy as he accidentally drove off a bridge in Chappaquidick.

 
   

The Grammy award for record of the year went to the 5th dimension for ‘ Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In.

 
   

In 1969 Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman and John Lennon married Yoko Ono.

 
   

Golda Meir was elected Israel’s fourth premier.

 
   

Yasser Arafat was acknowledged at a Cairo conference as leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

 
   

Entertainers born in 1969 include Catharine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Anniston and Bobby Brown.

 
   

The Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 29 - 11 to win the Grey cup.

 
   

The Ontario health services insurance plan started with premiums of $5.90 a month for a single person and $14.75 per month for a family. OHISIP, as it was called back then would pay 90% of the doctor’s fee.

The Canadian dollar was actually worth more than the U.S. dollar in 1969. It was worth $1.07 in the U.S.