• Apollo 11 lands two American astronauts on the moon on July 20.
  • French-British “Concorde” supersonic jet transport makes first test flight.
  • The worlds first human heart transplant is performed in Houston, Texas.

Astronaut Aldrin deploying
instruments on the Moon

Other Facts from 1969

President: Richard M. Nixon



Average annual income


New car 


Loaf of bread


Gallon of milk


Gallon of gas




Dow Jones Average  770 to 969

Songs From 1969

  “Come Together”
  “Aquarius-Let the Sunshine In”
  “Leaving on a Jet Plane”