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1969 Historical Events

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37th President:
Richard Nixon

Served from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974 (6 years)
World Series Winner:
Detroit Tigers (AL)

Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals (NL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl III Winner:
New York Jets

Defeated the Baltimore Colts with a score of 16-7
In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.
(March 10, 1969)


For 1969 movies, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid came out on top. It grossed over $102,308,900 to make it the most popular movie of 1969. Among 1969 TV shows, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1969

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Love Bug
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Easy Rider
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
  • Paint Your Wagon
  • True Grit
  • Cactus Flower
  • Goodbye, Columbus

Top Songs from 1969

  • Aquarius, Fifth Dimension
  • Sugar, Sugar, Archies
  • I Can't Get Next To You, Temptations
  • Honky Tonk Women, Rolling Stones
  • Build Me Up Buttercup, Foundations
  • Dizzy, Tommy Roe
  • Hot Fun In The Summertime, Sly and The Family Stone
  • I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Tom Jones

Billboard Top Songs from 1969

All of the 1969 hits below topped the 1969 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1969 top songs?

1.ArchiesSugar, Sugar
2.Fifth DimensionAquarius / Let The Sunshine In
3.TemptationsI Can't Get Next To You
4.Rolling StonesHonky Tonk Women
5.Sly and The Family StoneEveryday People
6.Tommy RoeDizzy
7.Sly and The Family StoneHot Fun In The Summertime
8.Tom JonesI'll Never Fall In Love Again
9.FoundationsBuild Me Up Buttercup
10.Tommy James and The ShondellsCrimson And Clover
11.Three Dog NightOne
12.Tommy James and The ShondellsCrystal Blue Persuasion
14.Marvin GayeToo Busy Thinking About My Baby
15.Henry Mancini and His Orch.Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
16.YoungbloodsGet Together
17.Friends Of DistinctionGrazin' In The Grass
18.Elvis PresleySuspicious Minds
19.Creedence Clearwater RevivalProud Mary
20.Jr. Walker and The All StarsWhat Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
21.Isley BrothersIt's Your Thing
22.Neil DiamondSweet Caroline
24.Creedence Clearwater RevivalBad Moon Rising
25.BeatlesGet Back
26.Zager and EvansIn The Year 2525
27.Blood, Sweat and TearsSpinning Wheel
28.Andy KimBaby, I Love You
29.Friends Of DistinctionGoing In Circles
30.LettermenHurt So Bad
31.Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River
32.Stevie WonderMy Cherie Amour
33.Three Dog NightEasy To Be Hard
34.SmithBaby It's You
35.Elvis PresleyIn The Ghetto
36.Johnny CashA Boy Named Sue
37.Smokey Robinson and The MiraclesBaby, Baby Don't Cry
38.Jerry ButlerOnly The Strong Survive
39.ZombiesTime Of The Season
40.Fifth DimensionWedding Bell Blues
41.Bobby ShermanLittle Woman
42.MercyLove (Can Make You Happy)
43.OliverGood Morning Starshine
44.Guess WhoThese Eyes
45.Blood, Sweat and TearsYou've Made Me So Very Happy
46.Jackie DeShannonPut A Little Love In Your Heart
47.Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandDo Your Thing
48.Grass RootsI'd Wait A Million Years
49.DoorsTouch Me
50.Spiral StarecaseMore Today Than Yesterday
51.Sammy Davis Jr.I've Gotta Be Me
52.Bob DylanLay Lady Lay
54.Dennis Yost and The Classics IVTraces
55.Mama Cass ElliotIt's Getting Better
56.Jay and The AmericansThis Magic Moment
57.TemptationsRun Away Child, Running Wild
58.VenturesHawaii Five-O
59.Glen CampbellGalveston
60.Lou ChristieI'm Gonna Make You Mine
61.Ray StevensGitarzan
62.Tyrone DavisCan I Change My Mind
63.Booker T and The MG'sTime Is Tight
64.Dionne WarwickThis Girl's In Love With You
65.WinstonsColor Him Father
66.Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd.Black Pearl
67.1910 Fruitgum CompanyIndian Giver
68.James BrownMother Popcorn (Part I)
69.Edwin StarrTwenty-five Miles
70.New Colony SixThings I'd Like To Say
71.MotherlodeWhen I Die
72.Marvin GayeThat's The Way Love Is
73.NilssonEverybody's Talkin'
74.Brooklyn BridgeWorst That Could Happen
75.Joe SimonChokin' Kind
76.Flying MachineSmile A Little Smile For Me
77.Tony Joe WhitePolk Salad Annie
78.Kenny Rogers and The First EditionRuby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
79.Joe SouthGames People Play
80.TurtlesYou Showed Me
81.Cuff LinksTracy
82.DellsOh, What A Night
84.Gary Puckett and The Union GapThis Girl Is A Woman Now
85.BeatlesCome Together
86.Seger SystemRamblin' Gamblin' Man Bob
87.Diana Ross and The Supremes and The TemptationsI'm Gonna Make You Love Me
88.Marvin GayeI Heard It Through The Grapevine
89.Crazy ElephantGimme Gimme Good Lovin'
90.Booker T and The MG'sHang 'Em High
91.Lou RawlsYour Good Thing (Is About To End)
92.OriginalsBaby I'm For Real
93.Edwin Hawkins SingersOh Happy Day
94.Tom JonesLove Me Tonight
95.Paul Revere and The RaidersMr. Sun, Mr. Moon
96.Guess WhoLaughing
97.David RuffinMy Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
98.Box TopsSoul Deep
99.B.J. ThomasHooked On A Feeling
100.Box TopsSweet Cream Ladies

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1969


  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Patricia
  4. Deborah
  5. Barbara


  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. Michael
  5. David

Class of 1969 Yearbook

Class of 1969 Reunion

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Class of 1969: If are part of the 1969 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1969 and reconnect with fellow class of '69 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1969 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1969, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1969, try the Class of 1968 or the Class of 1970.