What happened in 1969, the year our MGB Roadster was built?

If you want to know more about 1969 then go to Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

 

January 20 Richard Nixon inaugurated as US President .
February 3 In Cairo Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestinian Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress and takes command the next day .
March 2 In Toulouse, France the first Concorde test flight is conducted.
April 20 British troops arrive in Northern Ireland.
May 16 Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
June 24 United Kingdom and Rhodesia sever diplomatic ties.
July 20 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 walk on the Moon.
July British Leyland discontinued the Riley name.
August Austin Maxi launched – first UK built 5 door hatchback.
September 5 My Lai Massacre: Lt. William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.
October 31 Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
November 25 John Lennon returns his OBE to protest the British government's support of the US war in Vietnam.
December 4 Black Panther members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot to death in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
Total UK Car Production 1,717,073
World Population 3.631 Billion
Nuclear disarmament US, USSR and about 100 other countries sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Middle East Colonel Gadaffi takes control of Libya.
Medicine/Science The first in vitro fertilization of a human egg was performed in Cambridge. Advance Research Projects Agency (ARPANET) in US links four major universities - the start of the Internet.
Wimbledon Champions Ann Jones beat Billie Jean King

Rod Laver beat John Newcombe

Films Midnight Cowboy  

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  

The Wild Bunch  

Easy Rider  

Anne of the Thousand Days

Music Woodstock Festival featured; Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills Nash & Young et al

 

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