What was happening in our world

1969 - 1970



Hit song of the year: "Aquarius by the Fifth Dimension"

Richard Milhouse Nixon takes office as the 37th president

The American death toll in Viet Nam reaches 34,000

The Boeing 747 and the Concord make their first flight

Sesame Street premiers on TV

Senator Ted Kennedy drives car off Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy receives a suspended sentence.

Americans land on the moon

Charles Manson and cult followers murder

Sharon Tate and six others in a gruesome event referred to as "Helter Skelter"

John Wayne wins best actor for "True Grit"

The Selective Services conducts the first draft lottery since 1942

Intel announces their new 1 KB RAM chip.

Honeywell introduces the "Kitchen Computer" for storing recipes for $10,000. The user interface was binary panel lights & switches. Sells = 0.


Hit song of the year: "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel

Four dead in Ohio - Kent State Shooting

EPA was created

Prime Time Football on Monday night begins

The World Trade Center is completed

The first New York marathon is run. 50 runners finish

The Beatles release their last album: "Let it Be"

The floppy disc was invented. "8 inch disc"

Apollo 13 mission narrowly avoids a tragedy when their air tank ruptures on the way to the moon.

Charles Manson was convicted of murdering Sharon Tate

18-year olds win the right to vote in Federal elections